The way Ohio funds our schools has been unfair for the past 20 years. Our students deserve better; your zip code should not determine the quality of your education. There are many factors that play into a student’s ability to succeed. A “one-size fits all” approach to education does not serve the child as a whole. Instead, we need to ensure that all children, regardless of their economic status, receive the education that they need to be successful. In the legislature, I will make sure that communities have a voice in the decisions that impact their local schools.
Creating and retaining good jobs that pay fair wages is vital to the future of our community. Our district is filled with people who want to go to work, make an honest living and provide for their families, each and every day. We need to elect lawmakers who are willing to work hard to attract emerging industries to our area. As your state representative, I will advocate for common sense legislation that enables our state to obtain and retain high paying jobs.
Access to Mental Health Services:
Everyone should have access to quality mental health services, and adequate support for addiction. Ohio is in the midst of a heroin and opiate epidemic. Policymakers have a great deal of work to do to ensure that people receive the treatment they need. Additionally, to make real progress, we must foster a community where it’s acceptable to seek treatment and support.
Equal Pay for Equal Work:
Equal pay is more than a “women’s issue” – it is about fairness for all. It’s simple – women deserve the same pay as men for a day’s work. When women earn more, they can better provide for their families. An increased earning potential means more money invested back into our communities. When women are treated equally, everybody wins. As your state representative, I will work tirelessly to ensure that women get their long-overdue right to equal pay.