What ideas do you have to better the lives of Oklahoma’s children?
I believe the absolute most important way to improve the lives of Oklahoma children is to restore funding for public education and core services, adjusted for inflation. The Department of Human Services provides vital resources for children and families. We should all want children in good loving homes where they get the necessary food, nourishment, care, and attention that a growing child needs. Many children in Oklahoma live in poverty, and when they are out of school they often go without eating. That is completely unacceptable to me.
We need to encourage young minds to play, explore, and experience the world around them. That is how children grow and develop into fine young adults.
What have you done to support children prior to this election?
I have volunteered with groups such as the Boy Scouts of America, and with the youth group at my church. I have also volunteered at food banks that set a priority for needy families with children and older Oklahomans who are living in poverty.
I have also volunteered at Friends of the Library to help children in need get books and to help supply local schools with reading materials and classroom libraries.
What will you do to support families in your new role, if elected?
I will do everything in my power to support families and children to the best of my ability.
I will fight for funding for education and core services in order to make sure families have the resources they need to help their children thrive.