Education: I will work to create common-sense solutions with regard to issues surrounding education, funding of our schools, and teacher pay. Our children are our future and our teachers play an important role in their development and preparation for navigating life as adults. My opponent voted against school funding and a raise for teachers. Democrats have continued to use education as a pawn in political gameplay, and I believe our children deserve better than that. Education shouldn’t be a partisan political issue.
Law Enforcement: I want to emphasize the fact that I am not supportive of the 'Defund the Police' movement. Our law enforcement and first responders are the cornerstones of a lawful society, and I am proud to stand with them in Buncombe County and across the State. Solutions to issues can only be found when honest discussions occur, addressing all of the issues that contribute to the problem. As your representative, I would be open to having the discussions in order to explore solutions, but I'm not open to denigrating hard-working law enforcement officers, the vast majority of whom conduct themselves with the utmost integrity and honor, putting their lives on the line to serve and protect.
Infrastructure: For too long, infrastructure issues have been ignored, particularly here locally where we are experiencing massive growth. I will draw upon my experience and expertise to advocate for these much-needed infrastructure improvements in our area.