INnovative • PRagmatic• Resourceful
“My dad’s family moved to the north end of Virginia Beach from Norfolk in 1933. My dad taught me to think analytically like an engineer. As a professional harpsichordist, I learned to think creatively. This combination allows me to think outside the box and find new solutions.”
WHY I’M RUNNING
Mitigate Flooding and Sea Level Rise
Recurrent flooding and sea level rise pose an existential threat to the existence of Virginia Beach. NOAA ranks Hampton Roads as having the highest risk from sea level rise along the Atlantic coast, and the second largest at-risk population after New Orleans.
Create Sustainable Jobs
With our strategically located port, Hampton Roads has tremendous potential to create a bustling clean energy economy. We can create hundreds of new businesses that provide thousands of jobs that help lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Ensure a Just and Equitable Future
We need to address failings in our current systems to improve teacher pay and school funding, equal pay and rights for women, and racial and judicial injustice, while protecting LGBTQ rights, access to affordable healthcare, safe abortion and the right to vote.
TWo roads to the future: which will we choose?
The road we are on now creates an existential threat to the very existence of Virginia Beach due to recurrent flooding and sea level rise. NOAA ranks Hampton Roads as having the highest risk from sea level rise along the Atlantic coast, and the second largest at-risk population after New Orleans.
The risk of catastrophic flooding and rising sea level will decrease the value of our homes while increasing insurance premiums. Taxes will rise as the city struggles to pay for more and more disaster relief. Our vibrant city will be devastated.
We can choose another road. We can foster American ingenuity to develop innovative solutions and become a hub of green technology, creating thousands of good paying jobs and boosting our economy while safeguarding our future. With our strategically located port, we have tremendous potential to create a bustling clean energy economy.
The new road we can choose will ensure that all our children can reach their full potential and be tomorrow’s innovative problem solvers. The road we are on now spends so little on public schools that we cannot attract and keep great teachers to inspire all of our children.
The new road we can choose will provide affordable healthcare for all Virginians. Too many working Virginians are not eligible for ACA subsidies or Medicaid and cannot afford health insurance. Let’s provide a public option for those falling through the cracks.
The new road we can choose can address failings in our current systems: equal rights and pay for women, judicial reform to address mass incarceration, and better public transportation.
It can protect access to legal abortion, the right to vote, LGBTQ rights, and access to clean air and water.
It can address gun safety in a way that makes all Virginians safer, both non-gun owners and gun owners.
It can provide a government that better serves the people by creating term limits and campaign finance reform.
The new road we can choose will create equality and fairness for all and will lift us all up together.
Two roads: the one we choose will make all the difference.
Vote for me on November 5th and I will guide us on the new road!