Decreasing poverty is a complex issue we must tackle from multiple angles. My plan is to invest in education, transportation and our people.
$15 starting wage for EMT's and School Support Staff
Expand the hours
Increase the amount of routes
Crime is a visible symptoms of a government that has not put students first, and has failed to equip the next generation for better paying jobs. By investing in education, public transportation and increasing wages; crime will decrease.
Our schools have $1.5 Billion in infrastructure needs. We must put a bond on the ballot to tackle this issue.
Every school employee should earn a livable wage
Fund after school transportation so all students have the ability to participate in tutoring and after school activities.
GTCC FREE for 2 years for all GCS graduates
*Would cost less than 2% of the budget.
One thing I have heard from many people in the community is that they want more transparency. I'll always be willing to answer the tough questions and attend meetings that some of our current elected officials have been dodging. I plan to keep my constituents informed regularly though social media. I also think a great idea that would have little to no cost would be to live stream the public meetings on facebook so those who can not be there physically at the meetings, can still stay informed.
I decided to run for County Commissioner because my friends are being killed, my students aren't getting an equitable education and the people I love are having to choose between food or medicine.
Gun violence, opioids, under performing schools and a lack of jobs that pay a livable wage are nothing new to our community. I know because I grew up here.
I've fought for school safety improvements at school board meetings. I've fought for living wages at commissioner meetings. I've protested wages and education funding at the State Capital. Now, I'm fighting for the ability to be your commissioner, so that we can create a community where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.