What I Care About

Education

My number one priority is public education. I believe we can fix the issues that plague our society with better education. Our teachers are constantly trying to juggle too many students with not enough prep time and not enough resources. By letting our teachers down, we are letting ourselves down. When we empower our teachers, we empower our future workforce.

Labor

There is a massive problem in the area with finding people who are able and willing to work. Keeping good employees is just as hard as finding new ones. The way to fix this is, I believe, twofold. First, I want to make our schools so good that it will incentivize quality people to move into our state from others. If our State needs more workers, we need to give them a reason to come here. Second, we need to make legally immigrating to this country more accessible. If we need more people to work, we must allow people who want to work into the country.

Health Care

How did it become the responsibility of the business to supply health care for employees? We are supposed to have a government by the people, and for the people, we should be providing for each other’s health.

Public health is underfunded. With more resources put toward public health, we can keep more people healthy and educated. Healthy and educated people stay out of the emergency room. When the last Pandemic hit, Public health was overloaded. When the next one hits, I want public health to be able to rock it.

With how hard it is to find baby formula, I want pregnant and new moms to be able to get the information they need about breastfeeding. We must teach mothers how to take care of their children naturally, without resorting to thinning out and rationing what formula they have left.

The number of self-inflicted deaths continues to climb year after year. We need to put more resources into mental health so people can get the help that they need when they need it.

We also cannot just put the entire burden on the government. We must remind people that their actions have consequences, especially regarding their health. We need to promote an atmosphere and culture that encourages people to make healthier choices.

Energy

We will eventually run out of dead dinosaurs, whether in 50 years or 100 years. We should use our current resources to invest in the technology and infrastructure needed to power our future.

Guns

I don’t care for guns. I also don’t care if someone has one. I believe that gun violence is more of a cultural and societal problem. Instead of putting a band-aid on the situation, we need to go to the source of the problem and get people the mental health help they need. We need to promote an environment where people do not feel the need to use a weapon in anger.

Right to Repair

If you purchase a product, you should be able to try to fix the product yourself. The more products get computer chips, the more they are programmed to break or void your warranty(John Deere, anyone?). Local mechanics should be able to fix equipment without you having to drive to an ‘Authorised Retailer.’

I want manufacturers to provide replacement parts for fair prices. Suppose a manufacturer cannot provide the part. In that case, I want to be able to put in a compatible one without the whole system breaking. I want to be able to find a manual and get relevant information on how to troubleshoot an issue I am having. I want to be able to fix my stuff and not have to send it to the manufacturer.