Audrey is running for the US House of Representatives to carry on President Lincoln's legacy of uniting the country through the Republican Party. Coming from a small town, she understands the importance of hard work and will put pen to paper to get things done for her people.
Her education began at New Life Academy, a small Christian school in Hollister, but she later transferred and graduated from Reeds Spring High School. Audrey is pictured here in her fourth grade classroom with a cereal box version of her favorite president, George Washington.
Audrey pursued her academic journey at the prestigious George Washington University in Washington, DC, where she earned a degree in political science that fueled both her intellectual curiosity and commitment to public service.
Audrey served as an intern and then knowledge manager at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, where she gained invaluable experience in banking policy and information technology. Her time in Washington, D.C., reinforced her belief in the power of effective governance to transform lives.
Taking a Stand
Audrey’s involvement in politics began with her interest at a young age. However, she never stepped in front of a microphone to talk about politics until her city approved a Tax Infrastructure Financing (TIF) bill for an aquarium in 2019. Included in this taxpayer-funded subsidy for a private company was a million dollars for an artificial lake. Audrey stepped to the microphone to ask the Board of Aldermen, “Why, when we have three beautiful lakes, do we need to spend a million dollars of taxpayer money on a fake lake?”
The TIF was approved, and Audrey realized the importance of taking a stand against special interests.
As policy director at Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development, Audrey worked on Capitol Hill to provide fact-based research to policymakers and their staff. She believes in decisions and policies that are informed by fact-based research. Data demonstrates the clear mental, social, and cognitive detriments to children’s repetitive screen use. In advocating for the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) and the Platform Accountability and Transparency Act (PATA), Audrey saw that research put into action.
Audrey has taken a stand against TIFs, against the tech lobby, and she has done so with dignity. She will
not be drawn into the nasty discourse our politics have become, instead choosing to focus on solving the
problems of people in Southwest Missouri.
In Audrey, we find a leader who brings fresh perspectives, a strong work ethic, and a heart deeply rooted in the conservative values of our community.