Cindy moved to Perry Township in Indianapolis at the age of 5, where she graduated from Perry Meridian High School. She raised her daughter in Greenwood, while attending IUPUI, majoring in Sociology, Political Science, and minored in World History and Religious Studies. During college, she received several awards for excellence. She authored several published articles including, “Domestic Violence in Teen Relationships Male/Female Difference”, which she presented at the American Sociology conference in MIami, Florida.
She also authored several successful grants for the Family Research Institute focusing on adolescents and teenagers. While attending Indiana School of Law in Indianapolis, she spent two years interning at Legal Services Organization. She ran a successful solo law practice in Indianapolis focusing on Family Law, landlord/tenant law, and representing Veterans, while teaching at IUPUI and Ivy Tech.
Cindy left the practice of law to operate a business outside the US for several years. “As a minority in a third world country, I learned to respect other cultures, laws and educational systems” During her time in Central America she volunteered in the community and taught children.
Upon her return in early 2015, she became reengaged in her local community and politics. In 2018, she challenged a 32 year incumbent in House District 58 and received more votes than any other Democrat in Johnson County in the past 25 years. House District 58 includes the towns of Greenwood, Whiteland, and New Whiteland.
“I am running in 2020 to get the job done. HD 58 deserves a representative who cares about funding public education, and providing access to health care, safe drinking water, and living wage jobs.”
Cindy is an active participant in VFW Post 5864 Auxiliary; a participant in Pedals of Joy, which provides children access to bicycles; a member of If It Was Your Child, an environment action group; and an advocate for veterans, teachers, clean energy and a fair economy. She has one daughter, Melanie, two grandchildren, Brittanie and Keegan, and a great grandson, J.