Fund and Train Our Law Enforcement Professionals
Our families and businesses need to know that if they need a state trooper to respond to an emergency, they will be available to help then, not days later. I am committed to funding them at an adequate level.
Support Safe Streets for Our Families
Many of the neighbors I have spoken with during my campaign tell me that they worry about their kids being able to safely play around their homes due to speeding cars. I support working with neighborhoods and DOT to develop adequate and appropriate road calming mechanisms appropriate to each neighborhood – with neighborhood input!
Develop and Implement Solutions to Our Communities’ Concerns, Including the Opioid Epidemic and Mental Health Needs
I support the efficiencies and fairness that SB91 endeavored to bring to our community. I attended the Fairbanks Correctional Center Community Listening event and heard about the impacts of holding people when they can’t make $1,000 in bail. Disrupting the lives of low level offenders only makes it increasingly difficult for them to restart their lives when they get out. I think letting people out who aren’t a safety or flight risk makes good sense and is best for all. There may be tweaks that need to be made and I will work with my fellow legislators to craft policy that respects your concerns about public safety and does not perpetuate a cycle of incarceration that costs our community and the state dearly.
Our community has a mental health crisis and limited resources to help people in crisis. We have a Mental Health Trust Fund set up to help Alaskans experiencing mental health crises. As your Representative I will work with them to ensure they are delivering adequate mental health services in our community.