Education

We have some incredible schools in District 28. However, we also have quite a few that need serious improvement.  No matter where our kids live or how much money their families earn, every child in District 28 deserves access to a world-class public school education. Improving our public schools is a complex problem that does not have one easy solution. …

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Immigration

The United States is defined by its welcoming arms to peoples from around the world. The American experience is a melting pot of cultures, faiths, thoughts, and peoples. Anything other than this in simply not the American way. Our government’s current immigration policies are offensive, discriminatory, and reckless. As your Representative, I will never support laws that use our state and …

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The Opioid Crisis

Tennessee is tenth in the nation for prescription drug abuse and overdoses. An influx of habit-forming opioids disguised as pain relief is destroying the lives of thousands of Tennesseans, and this crisis must be stopped before it can get any worse. First of all, we must stop treating all addicts as criminals and recognize that addiction is an illness. We …

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Job Creation and the Economy

The best thing that I can do as your representative is work to create jobs in our district that pay a decent living wage and that provide benefits for workers and their families. Every person wants to lay their head on their pillow at night knowing that they can provide for themselves and their loved ones. I will work every …

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Criminal Justice Reform

The United States accounts for just under 5 percent of the world’s population, yet we house almost 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. In the land of the free, we incarcerate more people and at a faster rate than any other country on Earth. As if this basic statistic were not bad enough, our minority communities (African Americans and Latinos) …

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