Investing in our education

  • Giving all of our children access to quality, first class Pre-K education is the key for long term success not only in school, but also in life.
  • Investing in our public schools means building a skilled workforce - laying the foundation for economic growth and development for years to come.


INVESTING IN OUR EDUCATORS

  • Educators across Alabama routinely reach into their own pockets to subsidize their classrooms, putting the precious few dollars they have in their own pockets back into the school. They do so because they care about their students. I care about their students as well.
  • Alabama must reverse the pattern of chronic under-investment in our teachers, their classrooms, and their school's technologies.
  • By reforming the current pay structure for educators, Alabama's most passionate educators will no longer be forced into early retirement or seek employment in other fields or out of state.

HELPING REBUILD OUR WORKFORCE

  • Our economy is changing. I will work to respond to these changes by helping to ensure businesses have access to the skilled workforce and the human capital they need to thrive in Alabama.
  • I will work along with other Alabamians to keep our best and brightest minds in Alabama by backing initiatives that support those who commit to careers in education or healthcare.
     

ENSURING ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE

  • We are faced with an unpredictable setting when it comes to access to affordable, quality health care. I will work with the federal government and a transitional health care system to make sure all citizens, regardless of income level or pre-existing conditions, can purchase insurance and stay with the physician of their choice.
  • I believe in bipartisan solutions that promote education and prevention programs, crack down on illegal drug dealers, and unscrupulous over-prescribers, and expand recovery and treatment opportunities for those suffering from addiction and mental health issues.

STATE GOVT. SHOULD BE OPEN, EFFICIENT, and ACCOUNTABLE

  • The culture of Montgomery must change. We deserve a state run by individuals who take the concept of public service seriously.
  • Elected leaders must be held accountable in earnest for how they represent our communities.
  • Our government must be clean, free of back room dealing and transparent in its operations.
     

DEVELOP STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS AGING INFRASTRUCTURE

  • In 2015 Alabama Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave a C- grade to Alabama. A failing grade that has yet to be remedied - that must change in order to attract businesses to invest in our communities.
  • It is critical that District 96 have functional drinking water treatment and storm drain and sewer systems to keep pace with our economic growth and development.