"I come from a family that has been involved with public service for as long as I can remember. I want to work for you. We need to create more living-wage jobs, improve our schools, and make public safety - especially getting guns off the streets, a top priority. With nearly a decade of government experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate the complicated governmental agencies, and get things done."
LIST OF ISSUES
Expanding Medicaid coverage and preserving access to the health insurance marketplace.
Georgia has a Medicaid gap of more than 269,000 people and every year our state leaves about 3 billion of federal aid on the table. Starting as early as 2023, Georgia will begin the process of leaving the health insurance marketplace altogether. It is my mission to fight to expand access to care and preserve the Health Insurance Marketplace option.
Solutions for rising property taxes and resident displacement. For many people, the fear of displacement is an all-too-common reality. Since 2012, rents in the district have nearly doubled while incomes have remained relatively the same. At that same time, property taxes have seen 200 percent and 300 percent increases. My goal is to leverage the office of community affairs to help those with an immediate need, identify homestead exemptions to reduce tax liability for property owners and work with the city to incentivize the development of affordable housing.
Fully Funding Education
Education is a critical tool in increasing upward mobility, access to good-paying jobs, and giving families the ability to invest in their future. Making sure that funding for public education is a priority is critical to ensuring it gets the investment it deserves.
Creating pathways to good-paying jobs and trades.
Creating pathways to good-paying jobs and trades. A good job not only provides a person with a sense of dignity, but it can also create opportunities that change lives for the better. Identifying and recruiting employers that are committed to hiring residents of our district is essential. We must invest in workforce development and create opportunities that lead to gainful employment.
Ensuring relief for Georgia Families
These past couple of years have been challenging for most of us. That is why I support getting rid of sales tax on groceries, over-the-counter medication, and other essential items and will fight to bring back Georgia's sales tax holiday which has helped countless families purchase clothing and school supplies without the additional tax burden.
Nobody should have to feel unsafe in their community. Children should not have to grow up around drug sales, blight, and violence. Nor should the zip code of which you were born dictate the trajectory of your life. We must get a grip on crime. That means investing in community-oriented policing, funding programs for youth that create alternatives to street life and gangs, and finding long-term solutions to address poverty.