Hailing from a family that is steeped in rich values of education, military, and public service for as long as I can remember, I know your concerns are the same as mine.
Healthcare and our children's education, are and have been priorities for every community. Our natural resources and that of quality of life are at the forefront at every turn. With nearly 3 decades of business, political, community, and volunteerism experience, I know what it takes to build relationships across the divide, navigate the complicated, and work with others for the greater good.
But I can't do this alone. I am confident that to form a more perfect union,
you and I together are making an excellent team!"
ISSUES THAT EFFECT US
There are many unique issues in every community, city by city. My passion lies in helping my fellow persons when and where I can. Rather than spew blinded issues at the onset of this campaign, I have decided to listen to the constituents of the district and formulate what really matters during these difficult and very trying times. Please check back soon as more and more communities and associations are reaching out to me to lay their concerns on the table, and trust me, in these few short days of this election, they are pouring in.
What we know is on the table and of importance:
Access to Affordable Health Care
Business retention and Reemergence
Community & Environmental Safety
* For me, Economic Development should include education in all forms.
As we are recovering from the COVID pandemic, our essential workers are those who have not considered a traditional 4-year college career but rather have chosen a Technical college.
As your Representative, I will continue to push for funding for tuition-free Technical Colleges. These are our state and communities' 1st lines of defense;
Beauty, and Barbers'
as well as other essential fields. When we speak of economic development, these are the first people to bolster our economy and market products as well as the first to open their own businesses. I will always push hard for our front lines through education as a new form of plausible Economic Development.
And Some Things Never Change:
Civil and Human Rights
Gun Violence I support laws that prevent dangerous assault weapons from falling into the hands of
violent criminals. I oppose OPEN CARRY laws at every turn!
Stronger background check systems would help to ensure that violent individuals, domestic abusers, murderers, or those who suffer from mental episodes are not able to purchase guns.
I also believe in limiting the amount of deadly ammunition that guns can hold in a single magazine
because there is no justifiable civilian purpose for firing dozens of rounds without stopping.
I support the rights of all individuals to vote, free of undue burden or harassment. I believe in Sunday VO
Minnesota has consistently led the nation in voter turnout, without evidence of fraud. This is made possible because of Minnesota’s election laws, which I believe should serve as a model for the rest of the country. I trust that Georgia should extend Minnesota’s model through legislation, making Election Day voter registration the law in Georgia. I oppose any requirements which restrict the ability of thousands to vote, particularly seniors, Military, college students, and minorities. I believe voting is a civil right and will support amendments to enshrine the right to vote per the Constitution.
I have always been a tireless advocate for human and civil rights including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, and more persons. I support marriage rights and responsibilities to same-sex couples. I oppose discrimination of any form.
I agree with the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that protects employees based on their real or perceived sexual orientation. I will always push to add gender identity and equality to any law, which would provide additional protections for the rights of thousands of humans.
Raising the minimum wage is essential to restoring the economic mobility of all Americans and rebuilding the middle class. Too many Americans are living in poverty even while working full time, but helping to raise wages will level the playing field. I view raising the minimum wage as a civil right.