What I Believe In
Fully fund the pension for state workers
We must find new revenue streams so that we keep our promise to our state workers.
Oppose Charter School legislation
Charter Schools will only leave more children behind. They are a drain on public resources needed for our public schools.
Support expanded gaming
This will create an additional revenue stream for the Commonwealth.
Legalize Medicinal Marijuana
Not only will this create an additional revenue stream, it is the right thing to do for those suffering from all kinds of illnesses.
Repeal so-called “Right to Work” legislation
Kentucky’s working families deserve a strong voice. We must pass a new prevailing wage law and raise the minimum wage to a living wage for all Kentuckians.
Ban discrimination of any kind in Kentucky
People should be judged on their abilities, not on how they look, where they are from, or their religious or personal beliefs.
Recognize affordable healthcare as a right, not a privilege
Every person should have access to have medical care covered by insurance.
Preserving the Constitutional rights of all Kentuckians
We must stop the attacks on the basic rights of all Kentuckians by legislative attempts to revoke the right to jury trials and individual privacy rights.
Impose term limits
Elected office it is a public service; it should never be a career. My first bill will be requiring term limits for state representatives and state senators, and if it does not pass, I will still personally abide by it.
Provide transparency in government
No more secret meetings or no bid investment pension contracts.
Treat drug addiction as an illness and not a crime
Drug Court has been a great success here in Jefferson County by helping people beat addiction. We should expand this model.
Ending Political Gerrymandering
State legislative districts should be redrawn by an independent commission consisting of Democrats, Republicans and independents. As an example, search the “California Citizens Redistricting Commission.”