Issues / Positions
As of 2016 Oklahoma was ranked number 10 in the nation for food insecurity. That is not a top 10 list I want Oklahoma to be on. As your representative I plan to work to improve this for the more than 656,000 Oklahomans that deal with food insecurity every day.
Oklahoma has spent the last decade eroding school funding. It is time we prioritized our state’s future. We have to restore and increase general funding for our schools. Also, we must pay our teachers a wage that keeps the most qualified educators here in our state instead of pushing them out to our neighbors because of low pay and expensive benefits.
Oklahoma must reverse its decision to reject Medicaid expansion. This decision has caused healthcare cost to greatly increase due to eliminating marketplace competition and creating a monopoly and has robbed thousands of Oklahomans of health care.