Education: As a mother and a teacher, I see first hand everyday the value of public education. We must increase our investment in public education in order to lower class size and adequately provide services to our diverse populations.
Environment: My family and I chose to live in our community because of the outstanding recreational activities. In order to protect our quality of life, we need to support a healthy living environment with better air quality and access to clean, open public lands.
Responsible Development: As our area continues to grow, we must implement smart planning that fits our community. We have too much traffic and congestion on our major thoroughfares. As our tourist economy is increasing, we must collaborate with state and local government to make sure we implement smart growth.
Medicaid Expansion:Medicaid expansion provides important efficiencies in healthcare. I want to create a path for inexpensive preventive care instead of expensive crisis care. Insured kids should not have to watch their uninsured parents suffer. Medicaid expansion will help small businesses and their employees focus on their business, not their health costs. The expansion would protect the 1 in 7 women who experience postpartum depression by extending their care and would prevent uncompensated hospital care from increasing.
Healthcare: Healthcare is important to sustaining a productive workforce. Healthcare secures better attendance in our school allowing all students to succeed. Healthcare costs are the leading cause of bankruptcy. Medical bills shouldn't lead to homelessness.
I am running to be the voice of my district, the voice for our schools, our environment, and for responsible development but I also want to learn about your opinion on these and other issues. I encourage you to contact me and let me know what you think.