2nd Amendment Our founding fathers believed that our right to bear arms was fundamental to protect all our other rights as evidenced in the Constitution. As your State Senator, I will fight to protect the 2nd Amendment! I am a gun owner, I have my concealed carry permit, and have actively and emphatically supported the 2nd Amendment throughout my lifetime.
Pro Life As a wife and mother, I believe that we have a duty to protect the lives of the most vulnerable among us. The unborn and elderly are by far the most vulnerable in our society. As your State Senator, I will fight to protect all life! I am adopted and am alive today because someone chose life; this issue is extremely important to me and my family. We also need to address adoption reform in the state of Georgia and work together to protect Georgia’s children. Let’s make it easier for loving families who would like to adopt a child.
Agriculture Agriculture is our number one industry and protecting our farmers, promoting agritourism, and preserving our roots and way of life is my priority. As a member of FFA in high school, I know and value agriculture and the impact it has on our communities. Agriculture is vital to our existence and I will fight for our farmers and our farming way of life. I am a member of GFB and my husband is an ag lender; from field to fork and everywhere in between, we could not live without our farmers.
Taxes As a good citizen I have no problem paying my fair share in taxes, but I know every dollar the government takes is a dollar taken away from families who need their money to raise their children, pay their bills, and put food on the table. Over taxation on businesses is detrimental – this money could be used to hire new people and to reinvest in the community. As a hard working Georgian, I join you in fighting for common sense fiscal responsibility. That’s why I want our state government to be as efficient and lean as it possibly can be. After all, it’s not the government’s money; it’s our money!
Transportation Over the last 4 years, I have driven over 200,000 miles, mostly in Senate District 50. Our infrastructure is in dire need of attention. I will fight to get the transportation funding that we so desperately need to improve our roads and bridges.
Gangs It is an alarming fact that criminal street gangs are now expanding into Northeast Georgia. As a former Assistant District Attorney, I know that our law enforcement agencies need all our help and support if we are going to stave off these gangs. I will make sure that the law enforcement in our area gets the funding, training, and support that they need from the state to protect us all.
Jobs We need smart, strategic planning. By protecting our heritage, our lands, our way of life, while also supporting smart growth to help our tax digests, I will fight for employment opportunities that preserves what we love about Northeast Georgia. As your State Senator I will advocate and champion for a balance between maintaining the uniqueness of our communities and promoting businesses. I will work with our Chambers of Commerce, Development Authorities, Economic Development, local government, small business owners, and our local citizens to make sure that we are in the best position to support our local small businesses, to attract the right new business and industry, and to safeguard the beauty of rural Northeast Georgia.