As a business owner, I understand the importance of fiscal responsibility. It is up to the legislature to ensure future generations are not burdened by poor budgeting practices. This is why I promise to always support a balanced state budget, eliminate wasteful spending, and support the addition of a balanced budget amendment to the Iowa constitution. I promise to always be a good steward of YOUR tax payer dollar.
I firmly believe that allowing Iowa workers to keep as much of their paychecks as possible is not only fair, but stimulates and advances our economy. We must have a tax code that benefits all Iowans, keeps us competitive with other states, and ensures long term economic growth. I am a strong supporter of cutting taxes and simplifying our tax code all while ensuring we are funding our state obligations.
Ensuring our future generations are educated at the highest possible standard is something we must always work towards. We should strive to have the best schools in the nation. To do this, we must focus on strategic investments, competition, technology, and innovation within our school systems. We should always be looking at new ways to prepare our students for the 21st century economy they will soon enter. For example, one of the programs I became familiar with during my time at the University of Northern Iowa, is the Cedar Valley CAPS program. A program that introduces students to the workforce while in high school (Check out their video here: https://cedarfallscaps.yourcapsnetwork.org/). We must always value and ensure we are putting forward policy that benefits not only our students, but our wonderful teachers. Without quality educators, there is no quality education. We must also work to ensure parents have a seat at the table and their voices are always heard. At the end of the day, parents know what is best for their children.
Health Care and Pre-Existing Conditions
No Iowan should be denied affordable health insurance because they have a pre-existing condition. As someone with first hand experience of pre-existing conditions within my family, I understand the importance of protecting these individuals. I will always promise to work on the behalf of them and their families.
I will also promise to fight to expand and better Iowa's health care system. I will support efforts in expanding access to mental health services, allow the growth of telehealth for rural Iowa, and protect life. I will always have the health and safety of Iowan's at the forefront of every vote I cast.
Agriculture is the driver of Iowa's economy. I will alway be there for our farmers who feed the world and help to give them a voice. I will work to promote Iowa farmers agriculture interest by protecting them from over reaching regulations and taxation.