Priorities

Access to Quality Education

Access to Quality Education

As the product of public education, I understand firsthand the importance of ensuring that every student has access to a quality education. As your state senator I will fight to keep public education strong and well funded. I also know that means we need to make sure our educators and support staff are adequately paid. Investing in our education is investing in the future of our state. That is why I am endorsed by the Nebraska State Education Association.

Economic Development

Economic Development

One of my top priorities is going to be establishing the Airpark Economic Development Task Force. I know firsthand how important Airpark can be to the economic success of Northwest Lancaster County. Ideally the task force would assist with the development of a multi-year capital improvement program, oversee the negotiation of leases with new Air Park tenants located in this area and the creation of marketing strategies. Our state also needs to pass LGBTQ+ workplace protections to retain our young professionals.

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

On my first day in the Legislature I am going to introduce a bill that would prohibit any large scale Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) from operating within two miles of school unless the local school board approves it. I will also continue to push for renewable energy in Nebraska.

Responsible Government

Responsible Government

As your senator I vow to be a responsible steward of your taxpayer dollars. I pledge to work across the aisle and to decrease the partisanship in our legislature through working to create an independent redistricting commission. It is also essential for us to limit the influence of money in our state elections.

Poverty Reduction

Poverty Reduction

Through my work on the Board of Directors for Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties, I have developed a deep understanding of how to combat poverty in our community. I will make sure we invest in early childhood education as well as make nutritional food more accessible. I plan to champion affordable housing legislation that would support our tenants and new homeowners.

Property Tax Relief

Property Tax Relief

The Legislature needs to deliver on property tax relief. There have been countless families with young children that have expressed to me that their main concern is property tax. One of my first proposals, and what I believe would be the most effective way to address this issue, will be to create the Education Trust Fund. The Education Trust Fund would help to ensure that our schools have much more stable funding while also reducing the reliance on our property taxes.

Common Sense Criminal Justice Reform

Common Sense Criminal Justice Reform

I believe that Nebraska desperately needs to see common-sense criminal justice reform. I want to promote rehabilitation and supervised release rather than incarceration for nonviolent offenders, which would make our communities safer and save the public money. When our prisons are far beyond capacity it becomes impossible to have an appropriate staff-to-inmate ratio and maintain a safe environment.

Empowering Military and Veteran Families

Empowering Military and Veteran Families

As the proud son of a veteran, I will work everyday to serve those who served our nation. I want to make it easier for veterans to start their own small businesses in Nebraska.