I know that we have to come out of this situation stronger than before. I am invested in ensuring that Delaware is in a better position to handle whatever may come our way by compiling lessons learned and best practices. We need to shore up our small businesses and protect our way of life from future public health crises.
I am committed to ensuring:
A Pandemic Readiness and Prevention Plan
Investment in contract tracing
Paid sick leave
Increase in unemployment assistance
Support and grants to small businesses
I am committed to finding equitable opportunities for students, teachers, and schools in our community. By working with local educators, school leaders, the Appoquinimink School District, and Delaware's Department of Education, we can act now to protect future generations from the conditions inhibiting equitable educational outcomes.
I will make unwavering commitments to:
Early childhood education & Universal Pre-Kindergarten for all
Fair Teacher Evaluation & Support
Equity and Inclusion of student, teacher, and school administrative practices
Instituting an equitable school funding formula
Healthcare & Families First
Access to healthcare should not inconvenience the residents of the 8th Representative District, instead, should seamlessly be woven within the daily routines of residents. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have learned many lessons. As we charter a pathway forward to address new societal norms, I will work with government officials, healthcare providers, and constituents to increase telehealth and patient monitoring capabilities throughout
Middletown and the state of Delaware. Being uninsured or under-insured should not be a choice for our residents.
I am committed to working towards:
Comprehensive investment in the development of healthcare providers in our district.
Advocating to improve access for affordable health care
Establishing benchmarks for reducing disparities in healthcare by race, ethnicity
Creating wellness centers in all primary and secondary schools
Delawareans should not have to suffer when it comes to quality air and water. Over the years, Middletown has grown significantly in real estate development. Though that is great for growth, what does that mean for the environment? Renewable energy will play a key role in protecting the environment and producing jobs for the state. The State of Delaware must hold traditional polluters accountable and responsible to help fix contaminants in the water, air, and land.
I am committed to protecting the environment by:
Holding traditional polluters accountable
Investing in the development and maintenance of green spaces
Redeveloping our sewer and drainage infrastructure
Advocating for carbon neutral options
Encouraging Higher Education institutions to become Climate Change Partners