This page lists the major stances of my campaign and what I’m dedicated to focusing on when I get to Washington, DC to represent the amazing people of Eastern Kentucky.
Support for the issues that hit home
Which issues hit home for you?
Does your family need affordable healthcare? Do your kids need better schools? Are you or your neighbors struggling to make ends meet?
The “trickle-down” policies of the GOP have failed America. It’s time for policies that give you a seat at the table and create the opportunity to pursue the life you want.
Abortion is healthcare, and author H.R. Bellicosa said it perfectly: “A country without this human right is not a free country.”
Accessing medical specialists in remote areas can be difficult. I support initiatives that are reaching the Kentuckians who need care.
A living wage
Economic inequity currently matches the pre-Great Depression era. Paying a living wage creates an economy that works for everyone.
Veterans should be able to access affordable care anywhere, not just at designated centers. This is a bipartisan issue.
Reliable internet access
To compete in today’s world, every child needs reliable internet access; it’s especially vital in rural areas with limited options.
Opioids and drug rehab
Opioid addiction is a multifaceted issue, but drug rehabilitation is a healthcare issue. It will not be solved in the criminal justice system.
Better schools in Kentucky start with paying our teachers better wages, so they don’t have to work two jobs to pay their bills.
At least 19 states have fully legalized marijuana. It’s time for national legalization and a reduction in imprisonment.
Healthcare for ALL
Enough is enough
Too many Kentuckians face insurmountable medical bills that destroy their savings, push them into bankruptcy and harshly burden their futures.
We will build a health care system that is driven by the needs of patients and the people who care for them, instead of the profit motives of corporations.
Job guarantee program
Let’s put Kentucky to work
What would my life be like… if I had a decent paying job, no better yet a good paying job that would allow me to quit working 2 or 3 jobs to make ends meet? A job that would allow me to pay my bills, save for the future and even take a well-deserved vacation with my family, this should be available to every Kentuckian.
The simple answer is there is no one simple answer.
But…there are answers!
My plan as your U.S. Congressman to secure well-paying jobs is three pronged:
- Focus on Human Capital
- Minimize remoteness between communities
- Building sustainable Infrastructure