I was born in Mesa and had a tumultuous childhood with drug-addicted young parents who were sometimes overcome by life’s challenges. I often cared for my younger siblings and myself, but I have no regrets. Where other people may have seen obstacles in life, I have seized opportunities.
I’ve worked and lived in Peoria for eleven years, in Congressional District 8 and Legislative District 22.
At 30-years-old I took my first step into politics as a concerned citizen when I addressed the Phoenix City Council regarding a civil rights issue. It was one of those nights that can change the direction of our lives forever if we let it. Although I’d come to the council meeting to deliver an important message, I walked away with a more significant gift, as if a door had been opened to me.
At the council meeting, I spoke for others with the voice of Brianna Westbrook, the activist. After last year’s election, when I expressed my frustration at the state of our nation, a colleague had quipped, “Relax, there’s nothing you can do about it.”
I couldn’t relax, so instead, I began to speak up as Brianna Westbrook, candidate for political office. After 11 years as a professional in the automotive sales industry, I’ve met countless Arizonans from throughout the state, heard their personal stories, and learned of the myriad of needs and challenges faced by everyday Arizonans.
The attention our campaign has received has sent one loud and clear message: TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE. With your support, my campaign will press onward in the face of misplaced passion, hatred, and misunderstanding, because silence and inaction are no longer options, and from now on, tyranny’s attempts to silence us will only serve to strengthen our resolve.