CANDIDATE FOR STATE HOUSE, DISTRICT 83
I have spent my entire life as part of this district. I was raised by two amazing parents here. My mother is a successful female business owner, and my father has dedicated his life and career to public education. Their leadership and passion inspired the journey that has been my life.
My involvement in government began in the District office of Congressman John Lewis. About a year after my start there, I added on a second position with County Commissioner Nancy Jester. Through this work, I was able to learn all sides of government, federal, local, democrat, and republican. My work in DeKalb County was rarely partisan and it taught me more about this district than I ever thought possible. All of these experiences throughout my life have built me into someone who is dedicated to preserving the good of this district as well as doing better where we need to.
ON THE ISSUES
ACCESS TO CHOICE
I will propose an amendment to the Georgia Constitution that grants all Georgians complete and autonomous control over their bodies.
I will propose legislation that requires a licensing process for all gun owners. This process will include physical training as well as an educational component. To obtain the license you must complete the course and pass the tests.
I will work to reorganize our state’s funding of public education so that our teachers and support staff in schools make a living wage. I will also work to eliminate “lunch debt” in our schools so that no other child ever has to worry.
I will fight to make voter roll purging illegal, to extend voting hours, and to never allow an active candidate to oversee their own election.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
I will work to legalize marijuana with the caveat that all people who have been charged for non-violent possession will be released from jail and have their record expunged. People of color in our community and state have been disproportionately targeted. We can not allow this trend to continue.
I will work tirelessly with local and state lawmakers to improve the water infrastructure in our district so that we reduce and eventually eliminate spills of sewage in DeKalb.