SOME OF MY TOP PRIORITIES
Education is the foundation for the success of our children and our state. Therefore, we must invest in our public school system accordingly. It’s time we properly invest in our public schools to guarantee every child gets a world class education. If we can expand early childhood education, and expand before and after school programs, we have a real opportunity to bring Iowa back as the #1 education state in the country.
It’s so important that our community provides a structure to help keep our kids in school and on the right track. As we all know, it takes a village to raise a child. In the state house, I’ll work to bring the resources we need here in District 9 to the community, and ensure our criminal justice system is a fair one.
It’s time we bring more jobs to Fort Dodge and the surrounding area. To do so, it’s important that we encourage stronger investments in small business so they can grow, create jobs, and make sure Iowa companies get the first opportunity at state contracts.
In the Iowa House, I will increase our investment in mental healthcare here in Fort Dodge and our surrounding areas. Too often, our police department is the one responding to a mental healthcare crisis rather than a healthcare professional. We need to ensure that Iowans who suffer from mental illness have somewhere to go to with proper services for treatment.