Committed to putting Northland families first
Northland families know one of the things that makes our community so special is access to quality public schools. I believe every child deserves to receive a top-notch education in a safe learning environment to prepare for the future.
I have a track record of standing up for educators and students—fighting for increased teacher pay, fully funding the foundation formula, and ensuring parents have insight into the classroom.
Bodily autonomy is under attack in Missouri with the recent extreme abortion ban that leaves no exception for rape or incest. We’ve seen this before and we know the consequences: women will die, children will be forced to give birth after traumatic assaults, and even access to contraception and infertility treatments are being called into question.
As long as Democrats are in the super minority in Missouri's legislature, we won't be able to overturn the abortion ban without a vote of the people. Until then, I am committed to working across the aisle to improve Missouri's social safety nets for pregnant women and families with newborns. I am currently working with my colleagues to pre-file a package of legislation to this effect in December.
I will never stop fighting for your freedom to control your most personal healthcare decisions—because it’s none of my business what you do in the privacy of an exam room.
I was appointed to the Missouri Military Preparedness and Enhancement Commission (MMPEC), where I work with colleagues and stakeholders from across the state to make Missouri the best possible place for military families and veterans to live. From developing employment resources for military spouses to allocating more state budget resources to installations that need it, we are always looking for ways to give back to the folks who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms.
In 2022, I filed bipartisan legislation to eliminate property tax burdens for 100% service-disabled military veterans, and I will continue to focus on the issues most important to our military community.
Economic Opportunity FOR ALL
As a small business owner, I am committed to promoting responsible economic development and attracting good paying jobs to the Northland.
I believe our economy should work for everyone. I trust you to make the best decisions for your family’s future—including earning a living wage, the right to join a union, and the ability to achieve the American dream.