Many in District 15 are struggling. The recovery from the Great Recession has not yet reached them, and they’re losing confidence that it ever will. Unemployment is still too high. Thousands are under-employed and most have seen their wages stagnate. So what do we do? I will advocate for working men and women, and once in Washington, I will work tirelessly to stop the GOP’s ongoing attempts to dismantle the union system, so important to the working class.
Well-paying jobs can be created restoring our roads and bridges. I will support funding to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure in District 15. Another approach is to direct job-creating resources into institutions and industries that play a vital role in the economic health of our district. Ports, airports, and major research centers that are either within our district or provide jobs to District 15 constituents. I believe that additional jobs can be created through new investments in these centers of economic power. Investments such as these are a good value because every dollar spent provides three dollars in return. This is the type of policy that is in line with my fiscal values.