Issues

Main issues

Mike will engage voters in the 65th District for their input and take action on these and other legislative priorities:

 

  • Quality Public Education

  • Affordable Health Care

  • Rural Broadband Access

  • Environment

  • Economic and Workforce Development

  • Civil Rights and Women’s Rights

  • Quality Public Education
    • Expand access to preschool services to better prepare our youngest children for school and life
    • K-12 Education:
      • Raise teacher salaries to hire and keep the best teachers
      • Invest more funds, resources and training in our public schools
      • Reduce SOLs and find better ways to assess student learning
    • Virginia’s Public Colleges and Universities
      • Invest in public universities and colleges to reduce student tuition costs
      • Support community college workforce programs
  • Affordable Healthcare
    • Advocate for access for all Virginians to affordable health care, including prescription drugs and care for pre-existing conditions
    • Enhance mental health services to affordably serve Virginians in their communities
    • Ensure that women, with their doctors, can make their own health care decisions
    • Expand Medicaid waivers for persons with disabilities so they can access critical services
  • Rural Broadband
    • Promote expanded broadband access that is critical to education, business, employment potential
    • Grow public-private broadband partnerships with local, state, and federal investments
    • Access new federal grants now available thanks to Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger
  • Environment
    • Ensure clean water and clean air; our James River watershed is the lifeblood of our region
    • Invest in clean, renewable energy will create new jobs and reduce pollution
    • Preserve public lands will help keep our water and air clean and safe
    • Promote state, regional, and local solutions to environmental challenges such as the Cumberland Mega-Landfill and Atlantic Coast Pipeline
  • Economic and Workforce Development
      • Expand rural broadband access can enhance economic development
      • Provide tax incentives for small business development, not just big corporate tax relief
      • Improve infrastructure to sustain a diversity of economic growth, including agriculture
      • Ensure that a greater number of jobs provide a living wage and more
  • Civil Rights and Women’s Rights
    • Commit to justice, fairness, respect, understanding, and equal opportunity for all races, ethnicities, and cultures that make Virginia a wonderfully diverse Commonwealth
    • Guarantee equal rights for women through the ERA passage
    • Act to end discrimination experienced by LGBTQ citizens
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