State House District 172 • Facebook Twitter YouTube
Donate

Issues

Jobs

There is no doubt that job creation is at the top of everyone's list when it comes to issues facing us here in South Georgia. I have two daughters and I want them to have the opportunity to come home someday to a competitive work environment and be able to raise their own families right here in South Georgia if they so choose.

How do we create jobs? 

I believe that the quickest way to create jobs and get the economy moving in the right direction is by reducing regulations and taking power away from regulatory agencies. We must stop “the Government knows best” mentality and get back to common sense solutions. Small businesses are the key job creators in the South Georgia, so it is important to give them a friendly work environment.

Education

Education is important to me. My mother and my sister are educators; I am a product of the public school system and majored in Ag Education at the University of Georgia. I recognize the need to give our kids the education necessary to be able to compete for jobs in the future.

How do we improve education?

We go back and let our teachers teach and not spend such an enormous amount of time doing paperwork. We let our local elected officials and administrators make local decisions on their own. Each school system has different challenges and obstacles and they need the ability to make key decisions at the local level.

 

Strong Farms

We must always make sure our food is safe! Farmers are over regulated - EPA, Labor, water. I want to make sure the farmer’s voices are heard and no more unnecessary regulations are handed down to farmers. This district and all of Southwest Georgia is dependent on a strong agricultural economy. It is vital to our community’s businesses to keep this sector strong. It’s been said that “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” I will make sure we have a strong voice with an agricultural background ALWAYS at the table.