REPRESENTATION & RESPONSIBILITY TO CONSTITUENTS
First and foremost, I will work in the best interest of all the people in the 16th district – not just a few. The people in our community deserve someone who will listen to them and work for them.
ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE
I will work to reign in the costs to Missourians…and profits of pharmaceuticals and insurance providers.
I will work to ensure a fair and affordable approach to quality education opportunities from public schools, technical programs, community college and universities.
INCREASED ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND EQUITY
I will support policies which protect and invest in workers, raise the minimum wage to a living wage, improve infrastructure through private and public investments.
RELIABLE AND RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT
I believe that government should work to meet the needs of the people and legislature efforts should be reliable, transparent and revenues should be collected in a fair and responsible manner.
PROTECTING WOMEN’S RIGHTS
Extreme politicians are suggesting an agenda across the country that puts women under attack. I will advocate for equal pay, protect funding for Planned Parenthood, and ensure access to critical medical services like birth control and cancer screenings. Personal medical decisions should be made between women and their doctors, not politicians.
Our seniors deserve the right to live in their home if they choose and to afford basic needs such as medications, utilities, food. I will support legislation that increases funding for seniors and the elderly.
I will support creating revenue in order to restore state agencies to proper funding levels by reinvesting in our future with responsible and disciplined policies. We need to insist on proper funding for core services.
I will support medical marijuana legislation for citizens with qualifying with chronic debilitating conditions and associated pain. FDA drugs can have terrible side effects, including death. Medical marijuana seems like a viable option for patients.
KEEPING OUR FAMILIES SAFE FROM GUN VIOLENCE
I support the 2nd Amendment and our right to bear arms, whether it be for self-defense, sport shooting or hunting. I will support legislation for common sense gun laws, including universal background checks, a ban on military-style assault rifles and devices used to make semi-automatic weapons work like automatic weapons.
I will support strong state legislation that helps protect our environment. I will support more options for clean and renewable energy in our state, including solar, wind and other energy efficiency programs.