When Joyce Beatty is asked what is the most important issue facing the new 3rd Congressional District, Joyce Beatty responds, "jobs Jobs JOBS."
Joyce Beatty understands that having a good paying job is the first step in having a good life and being able to provide for themselves and others. Joyce has stated throughout her campaign for Congress that her top priority is fostering an environment conducive to creating jobs.
To kick-off the General Election campaign, Joyce Beatty has been embarking on her face-to-face jobs tour that has allowed her to listen to and speak to over a thousand workers, nearly hundred employers, members and leaders of labor unions, and workforce trainers and developers.
The economy is improving; however, Joyce Beatty understands that it still isn't where it needs to be for everyone in the 3rd District. Joyce will advocate for tax incentives for companies that hire, support funding for small business and entrepreneurs, and champion additional aid programs that will put central Ohioans back to work.
The government can help be a catalyst for innovation that may bring jobs in the future. By providing start-up loans to entrepreneurs and funding for equipment and technology the next operating system, life saving medical device, or internet applications could be developed right here in central Ohio.
While serving in the Ohio House of Representatives, Joyce Beatty became the first female Democratic Leader of the Ohio House in state history. It was during this time that STEM education funding was being debated in the state legislature. Due to the dynamics at that point in the House, Joyce Beatty stood up for STEM education funding supplying the final vote from her political party to allow STEM education and funding to come to Ohio.
Joyce Beatty will be that NEW VOICE in Congress that will stand up to either party on behalf of her constituents. Joyce Beatty will continue to promote access to funding for education initiatives and entrepreneurs in order to prepare central Ohio for good paying jobs of the future.