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Hi I'm Claudia

I was raised in New York. I live in Arizona. I'm a non-profit executive and supervise a program serving foster kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have five children and nine grandchildren. How I love hugging those kids! Every one of them is a gift. I love to read. I enjoy cooking. I love football, basketball, hockey and baseball. In fact, I've been a baseball fan as long as I can remember and I fell in love with football the first time I saw it when I was in elementary school. I'm a political junkie. It's important to me that the things I do help make the world a better place to live. I learned by watching my parents that giving your time wherever you live is part of being a disciple of Christ. That belief has guided me in my career choices. I have been an educator, a public servant, and currently work in the non-profit arena.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church. I grew up in an area where there were very few Mormons. That helped me to develop my own knowledge of the Gospel and my own testimony from an early age. Many of my friends and neighbors asked me questions and were curious about our beliefs. It offered me the opportunity to share my beliefs and examine what I knew and what I still needed to study. My mother was a convert to the Church and she shared her joy in her beliefs on a daily basis. I was lucky! I love that I was taught from an early age that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Redeemer of the World. He is my older brother, my example, my hero, and my friend. He loves me and I love Him. He lived a perfect life. He atoned for my sins. Because He lived, death is not the end; it is a step in the next phase of existence. I love the scriptures. I am so grateful for all that I learn from the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine & Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. They all testify of Christ and teach us the path to return to live with our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I've been involved in my community in serving as a policy maker for both the schools and the city; in improving transportation; serving on the boards of human service organizations, in promoting tourism. I've worked both locally and nationally on issues of community and economic development. I feel passionately about helping the most vulnerable in our society, particularly children. I've worked with our local food bank and served for almost twenty years with our local education foundation. I believe that each person on this earth is my brother or sister and I try to act accordingly. While I don't always succeed, I don't stop trying!