Karen's Vision for NWFL

Supporting Veterans

Protecting the Environment

  • Protecting  our waterways and estuaries

  • The environment is key to attracting people to our area, and retaining our young people.

Economic Growth

  • Committed to Providing Affordable and Accessible Housing

  • Working for job and wage growth in our area

  • Infrastructure is key, particularly expanding education infrastructure

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  • Expanding Medicaid to ensure access to healthcare exisits for all Veterans

  • Expanding affordable housing options for Veterans

Karen's Story

Military

Karen is a 20 year decorated USAF & Gulf War Veteran, who retired at Eglin AFB here in the Florida Panhandle. She served with distinction, receiving the Joint Service Commendation, Meritorious Service and Air Force Commendation Medals.  Fiscally responsible for multi-million dollar budgets and assets.  Her numerous assignments included deployments in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Iraq. She served her Country with Honor. Her leadership has been lauded around the world and She will serve the residents of Northwest Florida with honor.

Business

Karen has been in Residential Real Estate in our area for 21 years. She specializes in military relocations, and closely monitors the communities affordable housing. Karen has served as the Chairwoman of the Realtors Political Action Committee, President of the Emerald Coast Women's Council of Realtors, and the State District Vice President, as well as the Chairwoman of Fair Housing Committee for the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors.

Community

Karen worked with the FWB Chamber of Commerce to establish the first Cultural Awareness Committee. She supports numerous local  Fraternal and Sorority organizations, the NAACP, the Democratic Black Caucus, and is a member of both  the Arts and Design Society of FWB and the Alliance of Ebony Artists. She has worked to organize the Art Gallery exhibit at the Hispanic Festivals and International Festival for several years. Karen was a delegate from Okaloosa county to the state Democratic Party convention, has worked diligently to expand voter registration and has been a poll worker in past elections.

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