Thank you for taking time to read this, I hope after this brief insight you will feel confident about voting for me.
I was born and raised in Nevada by my grandparents. I was the first person in my family to graduate from college, University of Nevada, Reno, and in 2006 I graduated from UNLV’s Boyd School of Law. After which, I was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Joseph T. Bonaventure before joining the District Attorney’s Office. In my 15 years as a prosecutor, I have completed more than 45 jury trials, countless misdemeanor bench trials, grand juries, preliminary hearings, taught police academies, worked on Federal task forces, but nothing compares to the affect I have had on people’s lives. I have experienced the satisfaction of ensuring convictions for victims against violent offenders, but I have also felt the incredible gratification of giving opportunities of redemption to offenders and seeing them succeed.
Outside of work, I am proud to be married to LVMPD Homicide Detective Tate Sanborn and helping raise an independent, thoughtful, and caring nine-year-old, while managing two rescue dogs – Lincoln and Normandy. I am obsessed with baking and often donate bakes for good causes. Days before the pandemic hit, I auditioned for a very popular baking show in L.A.
I volunteer in our community and serve on the Board of Trustees for Help International, a non-profit organization focusing on empowering marginalized communities around the world to fight poverty and its effects, including victims of sexual violence. Recently, the focus is on refugees from war torn countries who are displaced and living in refugee camps in Greece – many of which are unaccompanied minors. I have worked in Uganda, Nepal, and Peru.
I know the impact my decisions make on people’s lives. My life experiences growing up, working with Help International, as a prosecutor, and being married to a police officer allow me a unique perspective. I gather and balance as much knowledge possible before making any decision – knowing the challenges of adversity, the value of determination, and the impact the legal system has on all parties. I will carry this mindset to the bench. I will be fair and protect the rights of all parties, while holding people accountable and keeping this community safe.
I value accountability, hard-work, and self-resilience, but above all, I value knowledge. I have the knowledge and experience to be a Justice of the Peace, but I also have the determination to see Justice Court develop technologically, become efficient, advance access to the judicial system, and progress overall equality for all. Most importantly, I understand and respect the Judiciary’s limited role and I will apply the law, not create it.