At 11 years old, Carine Werner and her family landed on the tarmac to “America” by Neil Diamond playing over the loudspeakers. Three weeks later, Carine walked into a public school classroom and stood for the Pledge of Allegiance. At the time, she did not speak or understand the English language, but she still knew she was in the greatest country on earth! And Carine still knows that today. As small business owners, Carine and her husband have chosen to live, work, and raise their family in Scottsdale because of the excellent quality of life, strong community, and natural beauty.
As a mom of three children educated in the Scottsdale Unified School District, Carine has been on the frontlines of education for over a decade, and proudly serves as an elected member of the SUSD School Board. Carine is running to serve our community as an Arizona State Senator because our school boards are only one front in the battle for our children’s future, and we need fighters in the state legislature who will fight for their future too. Those of us who call this area home are truly fortunate because we’ve worked hard for the life we’ve built here. But we also aren’t immune to the problems happening in the world that are beginning to hit close to home.
We face a flailing economy with out-of-control prices, a broken border, rising crime, homelessness, and challenges within our education system. As a result of these issues, we worry that our children and grandchildren won’t have the chance to enjoy the same opportunities and lifestyle that we have. Carine’s proven common-sense leadership will address the problems we face, and help us protect the community we love, together.