North Alabama is the fastest growing area of Alabama and one of the most attractive growth areas in the southeast. Senate District 2 is critical for our continuing success. The current infrastructure, roads and bridges, are inadequate and have been for a decade.
As your next state senator, I am committed to ensure funding for our continued growth in the near and distant future. From business development to car- pooling I am acutely aware of how important our transportation needs are.
One of the largest problems facing our education system is that our teachers have been asked to do more with less and have been expected to take on problems that have traditionally been addressed in the home.
I am in favor of a state lottery to help ensure our children have the education and opportunities they deserve. By investing in our teachers, requiring parental accountability and treating our teachers with respect we can ensure each child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
It is a universal truth that sooner or later you will experience health problemsI am a childhood cancer survivor and without the support of extended family, church and friends, I would not be here today.
As a cancer survivor, I understand the emotional and financial toll an unexpected health crisis can take on your life. When I am elected, every family in Senate District 2 will have an advocate for timely, quality care. We owe it to each other to ensure that in the future, no one will have to worry about being bankrupted by illness.
The way we grow our economy is by investing in working people and by ensuring economic opportunities for the people of District 2. That is why encouraging small businesses by decreasing certain regulations which overly burden them is essential.
As a small business owner I recognize the problems which one-size- fits-all- regulations can have on a small business’s ability to grow and develop. In addition to investing in small business, I will advocate for bringing businesses into our District which can provide our citizens with stability and the opportunity to raise and educate their families.
By advocating for sentencing reform for young non-violent offenders, I will work to reduce money our state spends on the prison system which could otherwise be used to provide early-childhood education and opportunities for our children.
PEOPLE OVER PARTY
Too often we have seen Alabama legislators put the issues of their party or their donors over the good of their district. We need a legislature that is committed to becoming more transparent and to serving the needs of their people over those of their party.
As your state senator I will be committed to transparency, an open door, and the belief that the needs of the people of District 2 come first.