BUILDING SAFE COMMUNITIES
It has been my joy to support our brave law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line as they leave their homes to protect and serve us. These men and women are the backbones of our communities.
Ridiculous calls to "Defund the Police" are pure crazy talk, as it would harm our community. I believe in ensuring our law enforcement officers are the best trained and equipped. We must also recruit and retain the best people to protect and serve, which means ensuring these heroic individuals are paid and treated like the professionals they are.
I also know hopelessness is one of the roots of the crime in communities. Therefore, I thoroughly support fixing our broken mental health system, so individuals can get the help they need.
Additionally, I believe in the power of education and opportunity in keeping kids off the street and steering them to land high-quality jobs. Another vital part of this equation is the family structure and values with which children are raised. Finally, I am a major proponent of mentoring because all kids deserve and need strong role models in their lives to thrive in the future.