Environment

Building a better future for the next generation will not matter if the next generation is not around to enjoy that future. Perhaps the greatest factor influencing the quality of life for ourselves and our kids is the state of Georgia’s environment. From water and air quality to energy, from waste management to parks, a sick environment will result in …

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Voting Rights

The right to vote is perhaps the most fundamentally necessary aspect of American society. Voting is how we choose our leaders and how we make our voices heard. It is how we ensure that our government enacts policies that improve life for all of us, rather than a select few. I take the right to vote very seriously and am …

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Transit

Atlanta rush hour traffic is among the worst in the nation. Driving ten miles down the road often takes between thirty minutes and an hour. Our state legislators seem to think that the answer to our traffic woes is to add another lane onto highways every few years, despite decades of experience showing that this does not work as a …

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Government Funding

In the other Issues pages, I have mentioned a number of initiatives that will cost money – transit expansion, training for law enforcement, increased pay for police and teachers, and more. Ideally I would not want to see an increase in taxes at the state level, however that may be unavoidable. But before we raise the income tax in Georgia, …

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Drug Abuse

Far too many of us know someone who has fallen victim to drug abuse. The opiate epidemic has hit the northern Atlanta suburbs especially hard. These days, people are prescribed opiate painkillers far too frequently, and this opens the door to opiate addiction, a situation which can rapidly spiral out of control. We need a multifaceted approach to combating this …

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Public Safety

Thousands of men and women put their lives on the line every day to protect our population. From police officers and fire fighters to paramedics and EMT’s, we owe these public safety workers and first responders a debt of gratitude. However, in recent years many of these same people have faced cuts to their pay and their benefits. I will …

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Equality

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal” With these words the philosophical foundation of our nation was created. We are a nation rooted in equality – not just for some, but for everyone. I will fight to reduce the gender pay gap to ensure that people are paid the same for the same work. …

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Economy

Georgia’s economy is strong, but it is not fair. Income inequality in the state of Georgia is accelerating. The rich are getting richer while the poor get poorer. This is unsustainable and needs to change before Georgia’s middle class disappears. The minimum wage in Georgia is currently set to $5.15 per hour – lower than the federal minimum wage of …

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Education

As any politician will tell you, our children are our future and it is our responsibility to ensure that they have the best opportunities to succeed in life. But the fact of the matter is far too many Georgia children are left behind by current education policies. Affluent urban and suburban communities have thriving, successful schools, while rural and lower-income …

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