Strengthening Families

Protecting and strengthening families is one of the most important issues to me.  Here’s what I propose: Prioritizing funding for family planning services such as Planned Parenthood.  Building private/public partnerships to expand pre-k education to all families. Increasing economic opportunities for women through educational grants and small business microloans.  Funds for family planning counseling and to help fight poverty are priorities …

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Real Affordable Healthcare

The debate over how to improve Healthcare insurance and provide coverage for all has always been a big concern of mine. Healthcare costs continue to go up making it too expensive for many to obtain. We need to take a sober look at Healthcare funding and services to bring real reform.  Here’s what I propose to deliver affordable Healthcare for all …

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Gun Safety

Like many of my neighbors, I’ve been very concerned about the increase in gun violence plaguing our nation.  Here’s what I propose to promote gun safety: Banning military style weapons Invest in programs to take illegal guns off our streets Investing in mental health treatment to keep weapons out of the hands of people who are mentally unfit to use …

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Strengthening Education

We owe it to our children to prepare them for success with a strong education system.  Here’s what I propose to strengthen our education system: Reduce the emphasis on standardized testing as a measure for evaluating a teacher, a school and a students success.  Provide more practical skills classes and apprenticeship opportunities for students. Invest more in teachers to attract …

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Protecting Our Environment

For future generations to enjoy, we need to start protecting our environment wildlife now. Current Republicans in Tallahassee have voted to allow fracking off the coast of Florida. Our local environment and wildlife are a treasure not only for the residents of Pinellas County but its an integral part of our tourist ecosystem. Here’s what I propose to protect our …

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