These Are Our Opportunities…
Exceptional Public Education
Education has the power to break the cycle of generational poverty in our state and we have a responsibility to give our kids every chance to thrive. The moment a parent gets involved in their child’s education is the moment that child joins a path to success. Let’s meet the needs of the future by transforming our education system. I will focus on policies that help increase graduation rates and preparing Oregon children for a lifetime of success.
Focus on parent, family and community engagement.
Connect math to practical applications.
Engage students through creative problem solving.
Provide career and technical education options.
Introduce career pathways early, connect students to employers.
Support student leadership and entrepreneurship.
Integrate financial management skills into project-based learning.Implement trauma-informed practices in school.
Building A Bridge from Poverty to Prosperity
We are not going to realize our full potential unless we create policies that reward work. Stagnant wages combined with the rising cost of healthcare, housing and utilities have increased many Oregonians reliance on state and federal safety net programs, making it more difficult to make the transition to full-time employment.
Align federal, State, and local resources to support affordable housing development.
Prevent government from implementing policies that raise the cost of utilities
Improve access to behavioral health services
Reduce the cost of health insurance and improve access to care
Restructure Oregon Social Safety Net Systems to reward work.
Provide tax incentives to employers who offer childcare benefits or services.
A Brighter Future for Working Families
Oregon must encourage small business investment and expand job opportunities for working Oregonians. As an entrepreneur, I know what it’s like to risk everything to build your own business. I still strive each day to better support our employees, customers, and community. I understand the needs of small business in our state.
Invest in on the job training and skills development for working people that lead to higher wages.
Expanding opportunities for small businesses to reinvest in infrastructure, real estate, job creation and workforce training.
Promoting economic diversification in our rural communities.
Keeping the tax burden low so small businesses can continue to grow our economy and create jobs.
Streamlining state government so that our communities can keep more of their resources local.