I am writing in support of Kathy Knecht for State Senator for District 21. I have known Kathy for a number of years and have been witness to some of the fine, honest work she does on behalf of members of our west valley community. As a teacher in the Peoria School District, I have had the pleasure of having Kathy as a strong voice on the school board as a champion for teachers, students and parents. Her willingness to listen and be proactive are just a few of the many fine attributes she possesses that make her well suited to be our voice in the Senate. Kathy has been a leader not only in the Peoria district, but in the West Valley at large serving the community on numerous committees and participating in various community groups. I have also had the pleasure of getting to know Kathy on a personal level and I can genuinely speak to her heart for serving our community. If you are ready for a positive change, please join me in voting for Kathy Knecht for state Senate.