Hello! I’m Karen Simpson. I’ve lived in Maryland all my life.
Karen 4 Maryland
I’m a survivor! I survived rape at age 21 and domestic violence by my first husband. My children and I are now safe. I survived to become a #MeToo champion for the safety of women and children.
Karen 4 Women
I’m a mom. My son Philip is 27 years old. My daughter Autumn is 21 years old.
Autumn was diagnosed with Crohns when she was 15 years old. She missed two and half years of school. No prom. No graduation. Lots of doctors. Lots of treatments. She worked hard and got her GED. She is now able to live a normal life with infusion treatments at the hospital every 6-7 weeks. Infusions cost between $12,000 to $43,000 each infusion. I’m thankful we have really good insurance.
Unfortunately that’s not the case for everyone. No one should be one paycheck away from going broke because they get sick. I will work for affordable and accessible health care for everyone. Healthcare is a right – none of our other rights mean anything if we are too sick to enjoy them.
Karen 4 Healthcare
I am a graduate of Maryland public schools. I earned my diploma from Paint Branch High School. Our children deserve a good education in a safe environment. Our teachers deserve a fair and equitable pay for their sacrifice and commitment to the investment they make in our children.
Karen 4 Education
My brother, uncle and our families wrestled with the destructive grasp of addiction. My beloved brother Danny died by suicide at age 23. The wake of dysfunction addictions and mental illness left my family inspired me to obtain my Master’s in Community Counseling at Towson University.
Our opioid epidemic is a mental health substance abuse issue. Its complicated. Addicts and their families need services. Addiction is already tough. Our judicial system isn’t equipped to rehabilitate addicts. We don’t need bigger prisons. We need more treatment centers. Our mental health and substance abuse communities must be given the resources to lead us to recovery.
Karen 4 Recovery
We are neighbors. We need each other. Let’s come together.
I am Karen Simpson. I am a survivor.
I’m a wife. My husband David is a Lutheran pastor in our community.
I’m a mom.
I’m a hard worker.
I am your neighbor. I love all of my neighbors as I love myself. Let’s work together to make our neighborhood the best it can be.
VOTE 4 Karen Simpson for Maryland State Delegate.
Let me be your champion.
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