Over the course of my campaign, I’ll continue to express my positions on these issues and others. I look forward to making my way up and down the state and listening to all Delawareans about the issues that are most important to them.
Law & Order and Safety
I am proud to support the men and women of law enforcement in this country. Law and order is essential for maintaining a civil society where all families can safely go about their lives. A recent poll by the Gallup Center on Black Voices showed that both black (81%) and white (80%) Americans want police to maintain their presence in their neighborhoods. The same poll, however, showed that 61% of black Americans are confident that an encounter with police will go well, compared to 85% of all groups nationally. We must gather hard data on complaints against police to better understand and alleviate any distrust of the police and to better ensure everyone’s safety.
We need to continue to end unnecessary regulations, and pass additional tax cuts that benefit both the middle-class and small businesses throughout our country. Delaware’s manufacturing base has been decimated. The prosperity that has returned to many parts of the nation has yet to touch Delaware. Instead of passing minimum wage legislation, I will work tirelessly to bring real jobs back to Delaware.
Between 2015 and 2019, Delaware’s real GDP declined 4.2%, the worst performance in the entire country! We need to end unnecessary regulations and pass tax cuts that benefit both the middle-class and small businesses throughout our country. Delaware’s manufacturing base has been decimated. Instead of passing minimum wage legislation, I will work tirelessly to protect our all-important agriculture industry and to bring real jobs back to Delaware, starting with measures that incentivize manufacturing to return from China, where it poses a national security risk.
The opioid/drug crisis is real. Elected officials who continue to acknowledge the problem, but fail to offer solutions are just using sound bites to get reelected. As a parent who struggled for over twenty years to help my daughter overcome addiction, I know the personal impact and the immense cost of addiction to families in every neighborhood and at all economic levels. We can do better. I will introduce a comprehensive plan that takes into account readily-available treatment, mental health, and addiction prevention.
Putting the focus on physical and mental wellness, and access to affordable insurance, benefits everyone. Having family members who suffered from addiction, I personally understand the struggles many Delawareans experience. I will fight to direct the $6 billion in federal funding on prevention on the front-end, and on long-term treatment on the back end for those ready to accept help. We are long overdue for a long term treatment facility here in Delaware.
As a former school teacher and coach, education is very important to me. I support school choice so that all of Delaware’s school children can get the quality education they deserve. Local and state governments, in conjunction with schools, teachers and parents, should set their own standards for education. Let teachers do what they do best: inspire and teach.
I fully support the Second Amendment and the U.S. Constitution. Our nation’s citizens should not have their Constitutional right to protect themselves and their families infringed upon. Instead, we should address the root causes of violence and crime in our communities.
Abortion and the Value of Life
I am pro-life. Democrats are advocating for late-term abortion. They are okay with ending a baby’s life at seven, eight and nine months of pregnancy, or even after a child is born. I strongly disagree. We should instead provide support to mothers and their families facing hardship, and ensure they have the resources necessary to choose life.
Congress has shirked their responsibility to find a permanent solution to our nation’s Border Crisis. I will support Customs and Border Patrol and ICE in their efforts to protect our sovereignty. I will support legislation that addresses the visa, permanent resident, and citizenship issues of those who wish to pledge allegiance to our nation legally. We must stop politicizing this national crisis.
Other Important Issues
It is well known that many of the above issues are related, so success on one issue, such as a growing economy with good-paying jobs, can help with others, including providing for our family’s needs, getting good healthcare, and preparing our children to succeed in school. Safety cuts across all issues: if we are not safe from crime and drugs in our neighborhoods, and children do not feel safe in schools, our communities fail to thrive and grow and succeed. You need a U. S. Representative who will tackle these key issues head on and bring real solutions to the challenges facing Delawareans.
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