Too often, politicians forget why they’re elected. Instead, they put their own interests ahead of the interests of their constituents. My personal promise is that I will never choose political expediency ahead of what is best for the people of our district. I will work tirelessly to promote innovative ideas, as well as solutions to the issues that affect our district the most. I’m ready and excited to be your voice!
- Economic Growth: One of my top priorities will be to create new jobs, opportunities, and prosperity for everyone in the district. For America to have the ability to create jobs and succeed in an ever-changing society, we must be willing to support our local businesses and companies, while making our area appealing for new investors and entrepreneurs. Simple, strategic changes can make our district flourish, such as implementing legislation that allows all new businesses to defer payroll taxes for their first year if they hire locally. The extra costs are often cited by business owners as the biggest deterrent for hiring employees. For example, if an employer hires an employee, on average, that employer will pay 18%-26% more than the employee’s salary in payroll taxes. We need to encourage hiring, defer these taxes, and allow employers to invest in their companies.
- Education: With rapid expansion in advanced manufacturing, life sciences, clean energy, and health care, we need to have an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in our school systems. STEM is essential to ensuring our students are prepared for the future and ready to compete and excel in a global workforce. We must also be willing to fight and protect our college students from crushing debt, with the first step to doing so being a lower cap on both government and private student loan interest rates.
Over the next 20 months, I will roll out individual plans for issues which matter most to our district. We will never be a campaign that hides behind generalized rhetoric in hopes of “making it to the end.” I’m here to challenge ideas, pre-conceived notions, and the status quo, because that is how you effect change. I look forward to discussing these issues with all of you.