Why I'm Running
I've heard from residents all over District 11: we are ready for change in Raleigh.
The Republican-controlled legislature does not work for the working families of North Carolina. They have cut funding for public schools, passed divisive laws like HB2, and refuse to take action to protect our air and water from harmful pollution. Unfortunately, bad actions and policies are not the fault of one party alone. It is just as important that Democrats stand up to members of our own party when there are actions and behavior that don't align with our values.
But I am not just running for the state House because of what is wrong. I am running because we can make it better. If we work together to break the Republican super-majority in the General Assembly, we can put forward a vision and a plan so that District 11—and the entire state of North Carolina—can be a better and more welcoming place for everyone.
Representing my hometown in the legislature would be an amazing privilege, and I pledge to do everything I can to serve you, your family, and our community. I will listen to your concerns and work tirelessly to make North Carolina a place you are proud to call home.
What I Believe
We need economic policies that promote sustainable economic development while creating jobs that pay living wages.
I believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every North Carolinian. Our laws should promote equality and justice regardless of who we are.
North Carolina's natural resources belong to all of us. We need conservation and protections to safeguard our common environmental heritage.
I will uphold the constitution, including the 2nd amendment. At the same time, there are common-sense gun safety laws we all can agree on.
We need equitable funding for our public schools so every child gets a sound, basic education and teachers earn a middle-class living.
When I am elected, I will push for North Carolina to expand Medicaid by accepting the federal money which has already been set aside for our state.
What else matters to you?
I want to hear from you about the issues you care about most. Get in touch with me here and tell me what you want so see for the future of our community in District 11.