On the Issues
It's the legislature's job to support economic development and businesses, not limit them. Alaska has the resources, positioning, and people to promote an open and thriving economy without sacrificing our PFD. We must be more efficient and fiscally responsible with taxpayers' money. Streamlining processes, cutting regulations, and limiting bureaucracy will result in innovation, development, and investment. This will make Alaska a more competitive place to operate.
Our family's safety and well-being must be our priority. Alaskans are not satisfied with the terrible statistics in our state regarding violence against children, addiction, suicide, and the pain that comes with homelessness. We cannot thrive, prosper and enjoy life if safety is uncertain. Supporting our first responders is the bedrock of civil society.
Providing parents educational options for individual learning styles will ensure our children have every opportunity to succeed. Over the last few years, Alaska has fallen to the bottom in the nation's ranking. As our student’s scores have plummeted, the costs have skyrocketed. Alaskans should expect positive results from the programs our tax dollars pay for. Our children deserve better.
There are proven, compassionate solutions that can be implemented in Alaska for our homeless population. Our current situation is unacceptable and needs decisive leadership to change. The goal should be to help people become less dependent on government and more independent so they can create a life that is fulfilling, enjoyable and full of possibilities
Support Our Small Businesses
We must protect our small businesses. In the last year, the small business community was pushed aside and ignored causing a lot of damage. It is time we listen to our local businesses and give them the opportunity to thrive in Anchorage.
I am a firm believer in individual rights and the right to do what is best for you and your family. Alaska is coming out of a difficult year and the only way for us to bounce back is to come together and open up. We need to allow people the opportunity to get back to work and encourage development.