Message from Lacey Beaty, Mayoral Candidate
Our Beaverton Story: When my service in the Army was complete, my husband and I had an exhilarating task: where would our forever home be? Ian was serving in the National Guard and we could move anywhere in the country.
We decided on Oregon because we love the outdoors – and Beaverton had good schools and parks, which was appealing for a young couple ready to start a family. And for two combat veterans, Beaverton felt safe.
Ever since, we’ve planted deep roots and grown our family. After the death of my step father, my mother joined us here and we’re now parents to a three-year-old daughter. My mother gives us the stability we need – day-to-day and especially when Ian is deployed.
This experience is what drives my advocacy for families. Many of us are taking care of parents and children. That’s why I fought for Paid Family Medical Leave, even though my opponent, Denny Doyle, fought against it. The record is clear: I’ll fight for your family, just like I fight for my own.
~ Lacey Beaty