Political Priorities

Improving Public Education

  • Ensure that all children are receiving a high quality public education.
  • Making public higher education affordable and accessible so that every student has the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.
  • Invest in initiatives that increase access to high quality early childhood education.



Economic Development

  • Support initiatives that create economic opportunities for the City of Lawrence.
  • Support public & private partnerships that will stimulate community development in housing, employment, and youth development.
  • Advocate to increase the minimum wage to $15.00.

Public Safety

  • Increase funding for public safety measures.
  • Fight the heroin epidemic by implementing criminal justice reforms, which prioritize treatment, rehabilitation, and successful re-entry practices.
  • Develop and preserve effective reengagement programs and positive alternatives for young offenders.