Issues

Working for Families

With the pandemic effecting our lives so much, it is getting harder and harder to juggle our lives from working more at home while managing your kids’ classwork to keeping our families healthy. We need leadership in our public offices that will push aside the bickering and find solutions help make your lives better.  

Regardless of your family make up, maintaining a strong family continues to be hard with so many influences and challenges. I believe in supporting families by helping to provide resources and making sound policy decisions.

 

  • Increase the opportunity for higher pay
  • Advocating for better childcare assistance for working parents
  • Push for and fund parent-assisted learning programs
  • Reinvest in our roads for better commuting
  • Increase funding for mental health services 

Healthcare

With caring for our children, our parents or ourselves, we need better accessibility to healthcare providers, greater transparency of what we are paying for, and more options of care. The patient and healthcare provider relationship is vital in the treatment and care of our family members. We should focus on short-term and long-term care with patient friendly policies. As someone who works in the healthcare profession, I have firsthand experience.

 

  • Lower prescription costs by cutting out the middle person
  • Increase funding of mental health services to help address the many bad influences on life that hamper our lives
  • Improve healthcare services and accessibility for low income poverty stricken families
  • Provide better protection for our elderly in reducing infectious diseases

Job/Economic Development

Jefferson and Oldham Counties were booming before the pandemic and now we need leadership to navigate the challenges we face. As someone who has a strong business background in fixing companies and not-for-profits, I will leverage my leadership skills to restart the economy by partnering with business and empowering the private sector.

 

  • Provide liability protection as a result of the pandemic
  • Support businesses for at home remote operations
  • Reduce the number special carve out tax exemptions
  • Protect businesses from hidden fees
  • Reduce regulations to allow more flexibility in hiring workers
  • Advocate for minority business to help build wealth
  • Build a stronger relationship between the community and businesses, strengthening our quality of life

Education

Going to school has taken on a new meaning because of the pandemic. Public schools, private schools, parochial schools and home-schools all have a vested interest in our future leaders. The teacher and student relationship is important to position the child to realize their full potential.

In my position as Vice Chair of the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee, education was a priority where I helped coordinate increased public school funding, fully funded the Kentucky Retirement system, and fought to keep programs off the chopping block.

  • Increase mental health funding
  • Create an educational Tax Increment Financing for rebuilding our school.
  • Support parents in a virtual learning environment with more resources
  • Protect our children with trained resource officers
  • Reduce the financial burden on teachers who pay for supplies
  • Promote systematic approach to support minority students

 

Transportation

District 48 has steadily increased in population over the years and we are feeling the stress and strain of traffic. In recognizing this and leveraging my background in transportation and as the Vice Chair of the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee, I secured $50 million in road improvement funding in and around District 48. We will need to continue our emphasis to secure money to make your daily traveling as hassle free as possible.

 

  • Push to change the formula of allocating road money based on population
  • Implement the Watterson Expressway and Brownsboro interchange
  • Improve US 22 and I-265 left hand ramp to west I-265 to two lanes
  • Install safety lights on State road 1694
  • Fix US 22 at Springcrest Drive