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Hi I'm Stacy

I love to bike, hike, row, and read. I'm a Virginian and a native born Texan, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to my best friend and have joy in sharing my life with him. Together we have four children, and I love helping them learn and grow. Fascinated by government and public policy, I earned a Master of Public Administration degree. I enjoy using my education to serve. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to live and travel to different places and treasure the friends I have made. I love the water and the beach and spending time outdoors. When the creative urge strikes, I cook, knit, sew, quilt and write. I have had a lifelong passion for books, art, and music. I am deeply grateful to my family, my parents and ancestors, for a rich heritage. They have bequeathed to me the value of seeking and standing for knowledge and truth and a legacy of service to God and country. I hope I can instill these values in my children. I hope that my choices and my life will reflect these honorable traditions.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was about a year old. I grew up in this church, but my parents allowed my siblings and me to attend other churches, and our extended family members were of different faiths. There was a time in my young adulthood when I did not actively worship in any church. I was focused on other things. One Christmas I returned home from college for the holidays and attended church with my family. As I sang the hymns and Christmas carols a feeling of warmth and familiarity came over me. That same holiday as I visited the grounds of the Washington, D.C. Temple with a friend to see the magnificent display of lights, I came to the realization that I needed to return to church. From that point forward I began to attend the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints again. I had a testimony of the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but my conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ came several years later. I was studying the New Testament in a religion class. As we read and discussed the life of Christ, I began to understand His great love for us. I wanted to know more about Christ and His atoning sacrifice and started reading and studying the Book of Mormon. I applied the atonement to my life in a real way, and it worked. It changed me. Burdens of guilt and sin were gone, and I could feel the power and love of our Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps me to learn, understand, and live the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through the principles and ordinances of His gospel I have found happiness in my life and may perpetuate that happiness in the eternities.

How I live my faith

I have found that service to others is the best way to live my faith. My efforts in community service have focused on education. I have worked with community leaders to provide affordable housing for teachers, lobbied for increases in teacher's pay, founded a parent teacher organization (PTO), and filled various PTO and PTA offices. I have loved serving in the school and classroom, providing assistance wherever needed. In addition to working with the schools, I have been fortunate to help prepare community breakfasts at a food bank. In this capacity I could work with others of different faiths to give to those who were in need. I really enjoy working with the Boy Scouts and have given many hours of service in Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops. I have had numerous opportunities to serve at church. I have served in various leadership and teaching capacities in the church's women's organization, children's organization, and youth organization. I have taught lessons, offered prayers and given speeches during church services. I have had the chance to just help whenever or wherever needed — giving rides, babysitting children, taking in meals, or just offering encouragement. By far the most important and enriching service I have rendered has been to my family, my husband and children and my extended family — listening, lifting, bearing, helping, instructing, caring, giving, and loving unconditionally. And I am learning to extend this service to everyone around me.