ISSUES

Working to grow our shared values and create positive change for hard-working Missouri families.
Healthcare

Quality, accessible, and affordable healthcare (including mental health care) is human right. It is time that basic necessities of life are a reality for all.

As your state representative, I’ll support common sense measures like fully funding Medicaid, new measures to ensure all have access to mental healthcare/gender affirming medicine.

Education

Every child should have access to free, quality public education regardless of their zip code. As your representative, I will work to strengthen our public schools and fully fund our commitment to our kids.

I will support universal early childhood education, because investing in our kids from an early age is the best way for us to invest in our future. I will also push for education reform, as I have seen the struggles our students are facing for a decade, and I do not want them to suffer any longer. I will advocate for mental health education in schools. I will push for education that is focused on the wellbeing of our children, and not teaching for state testing.

Nondiscrimination

Every year for the past two decades, the Missouri Non-Discrimination Act (MONA) has been filed, only to be blocked. MONA would allow basic protections to our LGBTQ community by adding sexual orientation and gender identity to Missouri’s Human Rights Act.

Missourians should not have to fear losing their jobs or being denied housing for who they love—discrimination that is currently completely legal in our state.

As your state rep, I will work for a Missouri that welcomes people regardless of race, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation, and protects all people from discrimination.

Reproductive Rights

Every person should have the autonomy to make decisions about their body and their life.
As your state rep, I will stand for the right to make the best decisions about their healthcare for their own lives.

Public Safety

Central to the role of government is to fairly enforce the law, and to provide protection for its people. I will support our law enforcement officers in their difficult jobs, while also demanding accountability when they overreach. I will push for compliance with the reinstated federal Violence against Women's Act which would insure proper education for officers/judges/GAL's/teachers/etc. to identify and protect victims/survivors of abuse.

Some of the root causes of crime include: Trauma, addiction, poverty, a lack of educational and work opportunities. Addressing these issues must be central in any conversation about crime. I am ready to have these difficult/heartbreaking conversations in hopes to find a practical solution instead of continuing to throw money at public safety and expecting them to fix an issue that is more complex than just increasing a budget.

Jobs

A strong economy is one that works for everyone. As your state rep, I’ll fight for those who truly build up our economy—our workers—for the wages, benefits, and protections they deserve. I’ll support investments in educational opportunities to support a 21st century workforce.

I’ll work for policies that support unions and local businesses who provide good jobs in our state and keep our economy growing. I’ll put workers’ interests before the special interests of large corporations.