Missy is dedicated to our country, our commonwealth, our community, and her family. Missy is committed to a safe, environmentally resilient, and economically strong Virginia Beach. She served as an officer in the United States Navy during Operation Enduring Freedom. She then started a successful small business in Virginia Beach, she owned and operated the Rita's Italian Water Ice on Shore Drive for over 10 years. Most recently, she was an advocate for passing the ERA through the local Virginia Beach City Council. Now she is running to serve in Virginia’s Senate to represent the 8th district. If elected, Missy plans to focus on fixing our broken healthcare system, keeping our communities safe from dangerous gun owners, protecting our environment for future generations, and advocating for non-partisan redistricting in 2020. The 8th Senate district was won by Governor Ralph Northam twice and most recently by Senator Tim Kaine by over 6% of the vote.