WHY I’M RUNNING

My focus has always been on giving the citizens of my House and Senate districts a representative who will work on the issues important to them. Running for office never crossed my mind until I started talking about how I didn’t feel that my concerns were important to my representatives, and the feedback I received was that others felt the same way and they wanted new representatives. But not having a choice on the ballot or continuing to vote for the same representatives and have nothing improve is like being a gerbil on a wheel, running and running and going nowhere.

When you take away all the labels (political labels, gender labels, etc.), you see that we all want the same things: to be able to work close to home, to earn a living wage, to afford our living expenses, for our children to have a quality education, to have access to affordable healthcare and housing, to have the same/equal opportunities for success, and to be treated with dignity and respect. I have experienced job loss, lengthy joblessness, lack of health insurance, electric cut-off. No one, in what is supposed to be the greatest nation on earth, should suffer these experiences. And it shouldn’t have to happen to you to make you care that it happens.

I am running for Delegate in Virginia House District 50 to help protect our fundamental rights and freedoms and to prevent government overreach into our private lives and decisions.

Economy
– Jobs
– Wages
– Paid Apprenticeships
– Taxes

Education
– Safe and healthy school buildings
– Teacher and Staff pay
– Student Breakfast and Lunch
– Trades training

Health
– Well-equipped local medical facilities
– Affordable treatment
– Lower insurance costs
– Clean environment

Better Living
– Equal opportunities
– Safe and affordable housing
– Criminal Justice reform
– Reduced gun violence