Within a generation, Hoosier schools
could be the envy of the world if we have the smallest class size in the
Work with Glenda Ritz to
address the challenges and opportunities that face Hoosier students,
teachers, and schools.
Work to maintain local control
Work to make college free for
students that maintain a B average and work within our state after
Likely by utilizing tax
breaks, or other means, we can keep Indiana's best and brightest in
I believe that
curriculum must be set based on student need and ability. The one
size fits all methodology pushed by the Governor hurts our children. When
my son was a little behind, he needed to read books on his level to
improve. My little girl is in the 5th grade but reads on the 10th
grade level. One size does not fit all!
We need to do a better job
recruiting minority teachers and administrators.
Public education is a civic
obligation not a "consumer choice." Public schools belong to
the public. They are the foundation of a strong economy and a free
Work to close the achievement
gap across various socio-economic and demographic populations. Smaller class sizes will do this.
It should be about the kids in
our community, not lobbyists and politics in Indianapolis.
We need tough child protection
laws that keep monsters in prison for life and away from our children for
life. We should never again suffer a repeat offender.
the Middle Class
I will personally recruit
businesses to come to our community.
Work to ensure any tax relief
targets the middle class.
Raise the minimum wage.
Fight for Equal Pay for Equal
Work to increase industry in
Work to repeal Right to Work.
Support the right to
Encourage the support of
Indiana businesses and the purchase of Indiana made/grown products with a
"shop Indiana ad campaign."
Through our State Universities,
make Indiana a research and development hot spot.
Rebuild and redesign our
state's infrastructure. This puts people to work, and helps ensure future
This includes advanced
broadband access to every community.
Vigorously oppose any action
that will take more money from our middle class families. We need a fair tax
Work to support free
enterprise and the rights of property owners.
Work to strengthen the housing
and commercial property market.
Through tax breaks, grants,
and low interest loans we can improve the look and energy efficiency of
our States private property. This will strengthen the market, increase
revenue, reduce cost and help the environment. A win for every
Prevent the unjust taxation of
Indiana farmers based on the soil productivity factor.
the Indiana farmer energy independent!
Through tax breaks, grants,
and low interest loans we can help every farmer in the State reduce the
cost of operations by securing their own clean, renewable sources or
Reform tax increment financing
statue (TIF) to allow for the expansion of broadband that will benefit
rural areas. Ensure TIF can be used to pay for infrastructure
improvements that will benefit our regions farmers.
Ensure enforcement of robust
Support measures to rein in
Every Hoosier deserves a
secure, healthy and dignified retirement. Indiana's seniors have
earned their Medicare and Social Security though a lifetime of work and
We must work to reduce the
cost of living for our seniors.
Make it easier for veterans to
start businesses in Indiana.
Work to protect anguished
families from funeral protesters.
Work to ensure we have NO
homeless veterans in Indiana.
Work to form an effective
partnership between the public, profit, and non-profit sectors to help
Veterans with PTSD or other disabilities
I support every individual's right
to marriage and LGBT rights.
Fight to for the true quality
of the women of this state by taking a holistic approach to women's
Fight to end violence against
Work to increase the number of
women owned businesses and for economic justice
Work to increase the number of
women in government and in leadership roles in society.
Support the medical and
industrial use of marijuana. We need to create more jobs in our area.
Hemp can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, cosmetics,
foodstuffs, insulation, fuel, and countless other items. Marijuana's
therapeutic properties have been found to treat a wide range of issues,
including neuropathic pain.
I also feel it is time for the
legislature to hold hearings and debate the decriminalization of the drug
altogether. I would like to see all tax revenues and proceeds from the
cannabis industry go to support Indiana's public schools and our
Work to ensure the Civil
Rights of every citizen is protected.
Work for the people of our
district by encouraging constituents to contact my office when they need
We must work to keep our communities,
public spaces, and schools safe.
Fight the effort to reduce the number of county commissioners.
Work to support our Volunteer Firefighters.
Provide a tax credit to Volunteer fighters.
Take half the money form Medical Cannabis and Hemp and
provided it to the Volunteer Firefighters.
Work to set the highest standards of ethical conduct, to
attack corruption head-on.
the rights of hunters, fishers and anyone that enjoys our State's natural
When my son was born and money
was tight, I remember feeding my new family with venison. Whether
for need or just the pleasure, everyone has the right to responsibly use
our State's resources.
Work to ensure a rich supply
of clean air and water for our citizens.
Strongly support ownership of
guns by law abiding, emotionally balanced, citizens.
Understand that our environment
is among our most precious resources; in terms of tourism, economic
expansion, and quality of life. We are entrusted to pass on this resource
to the next generation
the cost of Government through Performance based Management
Using proven private sector
techniques, such as LEAN, to
LEAN: A continuous improvement
system used in the private sector by companies like Ford & Toyota.
It seeks the involvement of employees to eliminate waste and add
value. LEAN provides a structure to fundamentally rethink how an
Work to establish a state
continuous improvement team (Kaizen Team) to support the development and
implementation of continuous improvement. The team will leverage a small
number of highly skilled staff to create a common framework and develop
capacity for an ongoing process improvement program based on the “Lean”
Use oversight to promote a
culture of continuous improvement. Doing more with less, is
something I have learned to do in the private sector and it is possible
in State government as well.
Going Green to reduce cost and
Rather than the traditional
incremental increases government organizations normally use, every budget
item should be completely justified and grounded in both need and cost
benefit to the community.
Courteous, professional service.
Comment cards and/or an online complaint registry system should be
established. This will help make Indiana's government more responsive.
Increasing the likelihood business will be done in Indiana.
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