Why should voters choose you?
"Because I will work and fight to keep our people and families safe, and will always listen to the voters' concerns and seek ways to advance their interests through zealous and caring advocacy. I have worked hard for over 20 years in public interest and education advocacy, and in my legal practice, earning a 5.0 AV rating with Martindale.com from the people I've served as an attorney. This campaign is about the needs of District 8, and should not go to the highest bidder or biggest spender.
This is an important moment and with your help, together we can achieve a reduction in traffic congestion in our district by immediately funding--as a matter of national security--our light-rail and Purple Line, bus rapid transit and by expanding necessary lanes and roads including on I-495 and I-270.
We can stop the heroin and cocaine epidemics cold in their tracks through comprehensive border security and public-private partnerships funded to advance the most powerful weapon against poverty, drugs and crime--our faith-based organizations. Together we can envision a district that protects all our residents from international and domestic security threats with vigorous, prompt and diligent oversight and coordination, and increased security funding. Together we can reduce and eliminate waste and fraud to balance our national budget, improve Metro governance and ensure our children are not left with a debt that will destroy us."
If elected, what are your top three priorities and why?
"1. Keep us safe from international and domestic terrorism and preserve our life in freedom.
2. Increase jobs and opportunity for economic upward mobility by creating strategies and programs to reduce the rising costs of living and grow wages by eliminating payroll taxes and enacting a flat tax for incomes above $36,000, providing student loan repayment reduction plans and service-for-forgiveness opportunities for use of skills in certain low-income regions; and reducing and eliminating real estate taxes burdening homeowners through federal-state block-grant programs [and] through savings from waste reduction and not tax increases.
3. Increase education opportunities for families with tax credits and vouchers, while not reducing funding for public schools through additional set-asides to cover voucher programs, and reduce deficit spending and begin paying down our national debt through systemic waste reduction of bloated federal agencies."