|U.S. House, California, District 26|
|Ventura County Board of Supervisors|
|Bachelor's||Cal Poly San Luis Obispo|
|Master's||University of Washington|
was a 2012 Independent
candidate seeking election to the U.S. House
representing the 26th Congressional District
Parks earned her bachelor's degree in Political Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She went on to receive her master's degree in Urban Planning from the University of Washington. She has served on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors since 1997. Prior to her service in public office, Parks was an urban planner.
Parks stated the following in a biographical submission to Ballotpedia: "I believe Congress is broken due to extreme partisanship and special interest money. Republicans and Democrats in Congress need to work together. I'm an Independent with bipartisan support and I refuse special interest money."
- See also: California's 26th congressional district elections, 2012
Parks ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 26th District. She was defeated in the June 5, 2012, open primary.