I have gotten to know Cathy by volunteering for her campaign, and now I consider her a friend - but that isn't why I think she'll be a great state senator. For example, Cathy explained that she believes the best place for students to learn a foreign language is in elementary school. I'm taking high school French, and that makes a lot of sense to me.
I know Cathy will work hard for Juneau, and I know her biggest concerns are about education as well as keeping state jobs here, instead of in Anchorage. Because Cathy will be in the majority, her ideas will be acted upon.