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Hi I'm Kim

I'm a political analyst, a runner, a singer, a pianist, and an avid reader. I'm a wife, a mother, a homemaker. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up the oldest of 6 girls in a suburban town of about 30,000 people. In high school I ran cross-country and track, sang in the choir, acted in the school musical, and graduated with a college scholarship. I have a Bachelor's degree in political science and a Masters of Public Administration. I worked at the Arizona State Legislature for 5 years as a research analyst and consider myself something of a political junkie. I enjoy running, and during college I ran a marathon with a few girlfriends. I still run shorter races like 10K's when I can find the time to train. I met my husband in college and we dated for a year and half. We got married right before I started my Master's degree. After a few years of marriage I earned that degree and we had our first child. I quit my job at the Legislature to stay home and be a mom, and now I do contract work from home as a legislative analyst. I have two beautiful children and one more on the way. I love music, and I play the piano and sing with my children often. I love to read and scrapbook, and I pretend to be a backyard gardener (I'm not very good at it yet). I love my family more than anything in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I love Jesus Christ and am so grateful for Him and everything He has done for me. I grew up as a member of His church, and I think I was converted little by little throughout my childhood. One significant time in my youth was after my grandmother passed away when I was 13 years old. I remember reading the Book of Mormon and feeling like the Lord was speaking directly to my grief-stricken heart. I felt the Spirit of the Lord testify to me that the Book of Mormon is true. Following the principles of the gospel has brought me so much happiness. I feel like every good and lasting thing I have in my life has come to me because I was following the teaching of the Savior Jesus Christ and His prophet on the earth today, especially my family.

How I live my faith

I try to pray and read the scriptures every day, and to take time to teach my children about Jesus Christ and His teachings. I play the piano each Sunday for the children ages 3 to 11 to sing songs about the Savior. I visit with other women in their homes often, and organize playgroup at the park with other young mothers to help us form friendships and support each other. I have played the organ for our congregation, organized and participated in weekly activities and service projects for young women ages 12 to 18, supported my husband as a Boy Scout leader, taught a Sunday School class about the scriptures to young adults, spent time away from my family to chaperone at girl's camp, and I often sing or play the piano for the church choir. I focus on my family and on making my home a place of peace and happiness. I spend most of my time trying to be a good mother to my children. I try to follow the counsel of the prophet to live within a budget and be prepared for the future. I try to make my actions consistent with my knowledge of right and wrong, and to align my life with the life of Jesus Christ.