WHERE I STAND ON THESE ISSUES
"People of commitment and faith can improve their lives and shape their communities."
Community Redevelopment & Involvement
Community redevelopment and community involvement go hand-in-hand. As a former executive director and independent consultant for Neighborhood Housing Services and The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation. I know first hand the value of safe and clean communities with adequate infrastructure and community policing that are supported by proactive involvement of the experts, the people who live and work in those communities.
As our communities face tomorrow, they will need to do so with the involvement of the people who inhabit those communities. For the long term viability of a community, I support a comprehensive strategic plan for all new development, redevelopment, and adaptive reuse of existing structures.
Healthcare & Prescription Drugs
Healthy families create healthy communities. It is critical that communities embrace the entire picture of health care including preventative care, wellness education, positive mental health, and physical exercise. These resources and more are critical to our seniors, adults, and children to ensure increased awareness and lifestyle changes for healthier lives. This requires a demand for affordable healthcare for all groups. We need to increase the availability of healthcare services while lowering administrative costs. It is our responsibility and my goal to see our communities flourish.
I believe that a community must value education and possess a vision for and charge to obtain world-class education for its children. Our standards should mirror the high potential in our children. We, the community, must raise the bar. We must focus attention on eradication the disparity in student performance, whether based on race, income, gender, or any other social factor. We must accept greater shared responsibility and forge productive partnerships. It is our duty to provide premier education for all of our children. Because of my commitment to quality education for all and as a life-long resident of Little Rock, I strongly support local control of our school district.