Idaho is a wonderful place to live! I love and care deeply about our community, our families, and individuals of all ages in every sense of uniqueness and commonality. I am offering my time and energy to represent you in the state legislature as a Senator for District 21. I would love your vote in the upcoming elections!
*Preserve Constitutional Rights * Strengthen Education *Promote Sustainable Growth
*Fresh Perspective *Protect and Enhance Public Open Spaces *Advocate for Collaboration
Born in Burley, Idaho
Reared in Nampa, Idaho
4th generation Idahoan
Brigham Young University-Idaho (formerly Ricks College), Associate Degree
Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Science, Education (with Teaching Certificate)
Certified Teacher for 19 years
Married, 5 children (4 Living)
Military Spouse (Retired Air Force Colonel)
I am married to Charles Webb, a local Treasure Valley physician (pediatrician and allergist). He was raised in Marsing Idaho. Although we were both born and brought up in Idaho, we left for a time while my husband served in the United States Air Force. We have five children--three boys and two girls. Our oldest would have been twenty-seven this year and our youngest is thirteen. We have children currently enrolled in Brigham Young University-Idaho, serving a mission and in a local public middle school. We also have a son who is a graduate of Boise State University and works as an engineer at Micron.
My father(raised in Teton Valley) is an Idaho entrepreneur who has had businesses in the building, restaurant, and insurance industry. My mother(raised in Declo) served as a ophthalmology technician for many years. One of my grandfathers worked as a farmer, while the other graduated from the University of Idaho (Ph.D.) and worked for the Federal Department of Agriculture until he came back to Idaho and became a small business owner. I am proud of my parents and my grandparents for being hardworking Idahoans.
As a trained professional and a mother, I have spent hundreds of hours as a dedicated volunteer in public school classrooms. My teacher-training experiences were conducted in four different states allowing me to see a more broad perspective on education. This has enabled me to understand the dynamics of classroom size, teacher education and compensation, as well as standards and requirements for student achievement.
My oldest son suffered with cancer for fifteen years. During this time, I was his primary caregiver and patient advocate. I developed patience, sensitivity, and a fierceness to protect the individual and their rights; at the same time, I gained strength to do hard things and persevere. I learned about medications, limitations, hospitals, nursing skills, medical research, medical terminology, hospice, insurance and how to navigate our healthcare system to get the best care.
As part of my husband’s work as a physician for the United States Air Force, our family lived in five different states and Europe. I have visited forty-eight states and hope to see the last two soon. What a great perspective that has given me on communities, schools, open spaces, businesses, lifestyles, transportation and more! My travels have helped me see the viewpoint of not only the native Idahoan, but also those who are moving to our community from other states.
I have always been active in my church congregation and have had many opportunities to serve the families, women and children of our congregation-- including the youth in the Boy Scout program.
I have been active for the last three years in advocating for sustainable, thoughtful growth in the city of Meridian. I have been a member of the steering committee for The Southern Rim Coalition. This entailed attending meetings with the city, school board, developers and Meridian city leaders. I have worked with The Southern Rim Coalition in gathering data, petitioning, polling community members for their input and testifying at hearings.
I enjoy running, hiking, gardening, reading, painting, family outings and visiting with neighbors and friends.