The Issues

Influencing the BudgetHOLL06072015_004

Joe Biden: “Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” Being a good steward of tax dollars is the most important role of elected officials. The budget is the means to ensure public services are efficient and programs are in place to raise the quality of life for all Ohioans.

One major step in increasing quality of life is……

 

 

Medicaid Expansion

As a healthcare professional who works closely with Medicaid, I see firsthand how critical access to insurance is in order for patients to receive the care they need. Expanding Medicaid to cover more low income residents raises the quality of life by focusing on preventative care which in turn lowers the demand of more expensive emergency care provided by first responders and hospital emergency rooms.

Healthy outcomes are as important to the development of Ohio children as…..

 

 

Early Childhood Education – State Certified/licensed

The long term success of our state is directly correlated to the success of our children. When children aren’t given the opportunity to prosper it is often difficult to offer a path that does not lead to low paying jobs, financial assistance and, far too often, crime. All Ohioans succeed when children are born healthy and have access to quality childhood care which puts them on a path towards successful education and ultimately self-sufficiency. A requirement that all childcare facilities are state certified would help ensure our children are receiving the quality care they need thrive.

Comprehensive, non-partisan legislation would be possible with…..

 

 

 

 

Redistricting reform

The greatest obstacle to efficient, cooperative legislation is gerrymandered State and Federal districts that force politicians to take extreme positions to appease their voting base. The power to draw legislative districts should be taken from political parties and placed in the hands of non-partisan judges who will act in the interest of the common good.

We can promote the common good for all Ohioans by focusing on….

 

 

Equality

Every Ohioan should be treated the same regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation/identity and personal belief system. Discrimination in all forms must be challenged at every opportunity. All lives matter and deserve equal protection by the government

 

Family