Our elections in Virginia are safe and secure and I want to protect our right to vote and fight against any legislation to restrict voter access.
I understand the need to invest in our educational system and want to work to increase teacher pay and make certain that our school infrastructure is safe, and our classrooms are not over-crowded.
I want to work toward moving Virginia forward with legislation that addresses climate change such as the Virginia Clean Economy Act.
I want to support law enforcement by working to increase pay to attract the most qualified candidates, while working to hold those who act unreasonably or outside of standard procedures accountable.
I support the current minimum wage increase to $13.00 by 2023, and believe we need to increase the amount to reach $15.00 within a reasonable time period.
I believe that we need to eliminate the non-collective bargaining legislation that discourages and makes obtaining fair wages and benefits difficult because workers are not on a level playing field with corporate management. Virginia's "Right to Work" law is an anti-union law.
I want to work to ensure that every Virginian can obtain affordable health insurance so that anyone who is ill can receive care.
I want to work to increase affordable housing in our district so that teachers, officers, nurses, firefighters, and others who provide needed services can afford to live in the county in which they work.
I will support the Constitution and want to protect all constitutional rights, including a woman's right to make health decisions that affect her own body. I support the Second Amendment but believe that reasonable gun safety measures that are not intrusive are appropriate, such as the measures passed by our Virginia legislature, which includes protections for children when guns are in the home, and protections for those who are the victims of domestic violence, and legislation that allows additional time to complete background checks so that persons who should not have guns cannot purchase them. I feel all these legislative efforts can be accomplished by working cooperatively with members of the other party and Independents. I truly believe that a "synergy" (1 & 1 =3}, a greater result can occur when many viewpoints are brought to bear on a problem.