I want to be your State Senator because I strongly believe that problems are best solved by finding common ground.
This is especially important with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Legislative and funding priorities must be based on sound science and planning and should incorporate the best ideas of all our citizens.
Together, all of us are smarter than any one of us.
We need to combine the strength of both private business and government to develop comprehensive and coordinated solutions to complex economic problems.
Clean Industry Jobs
Now more then ever, affordable health care should be a right, not something you obtain if you can afford it.
Government is a vital partner to help those in greatest need: those with mental health problems; seniors in need of home and community based services; and those who assist in caring for family and loved ones.
Government has no place in personal family decisions. Decisions concerning a woman's reproductive life should only involve her family, physician, and God.
Public education is the cornerstone of democracy and is vital for a healthy economy. Providing diverse and affordable educational opportunities should be one of the legislature’s highest priorities. Access to financial aid is an equalizer to opportunity and no motivated citizen should be denied an education because it’s too expensive.
However, I believe that if an individual benefits from tax payer funded assistance, they need to repay their debt to the state through low interest loans for needy students or a requirement to work off their debt through some form of public service.
A clean, quality, natural environment is good for our health and valuable to our economy. I will work to:
Reduce Risk from Wildland Fires
Protect Family Agriculture
Address Climate Change Impacts
Keep Public Lands in Public Hands