I'm a public school teacher and have been for the past thirty years with a brief stint out as 3rd District Representative for Congressman Nick Rahall. I am running for the W.V. House of Delegates from the 32nd District. My goal is to seek solutions for West Virginia's job issues, PEIA, infrastructure, the drug epidemic, education, repeal of "right to work", teacher pay and road repair as well as many others. I'm not a politician but I believe my experiences and my vision make me a viable candidate for this position.
“Research has clearly proven that charter schools do not perform better than public schools on outcomes. This has also been shown to cater to the "elite" and takes funding away from public schools. Choices may be fine but at the same time production should be part of the equation.”
“Any programs that prepare our children for future education is a plus. In order to have a vibrant, diverse and productive economy we must start with education. Pre-K programs prepare young children for structured learning environments and may also provide many of the things that children need to start off on the right track in their education endeavor such as nutrition and cognitive development.”
“We must constantly strive to increase and improve our energy supplies. There has been a lot of controversy in my state over the coal industry. The industry is working hard to produce clean coal and to remain competitive in outside markets. We should permit all of these entities to work towards a better future and less dependence on foreign suppliers.”
“Our state was built on the backs of a unionized labor force. Workers lost their lives fighting for protections and benefits from corporation. Research has shown that unionized workforces are better for employees in terms of safety and benefits, performance guarantees and production for the company and more money to stimulate the economy. ”