Healthcare for All

Healthcare accounts for one-sixth of the U.S. economy. In Oklahoma Healthcare Workers account for Ten Percent of the total work force. In addition to the direct impact of healthcare jobs, access to healthcare is essential to both the Economic Growth and Social Health of rural communities. To Achieve Healthcare for All, We Must Fix the Read More…

Pro-Life Democrat

When people ask me what being a Pro-Life Democrat means, I tell them that it means having a belief in the Inherent Value and Dignity of Every Life; a belief that informs your positions, drives your political views, and provides the foundation for your approach to decision making. My Belief in the Inherent Value and Read More…

Fix the ACA

While we all recognize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) a.k.a. Obamacare is flawed, an honest assessment reveals a program that has done more good than expected, provided better healthcare for millions of patients, and established a foundation upon which we can improve. Healthcare is Force Multiplier in Today’s Economy. Fixing the ACA is a Crucial Read More…

Minimum Wage

The Minimum Wage is not just a number, it is a tool that provides a basic level of negotiating power to working Americans. Additionally, the minimum wage has a domino effect that improves the wages of higher-skilled / higher-paid workers. A strong minimum wage should lift working people out of poverty and set the foundation Read More…

Democratic Values

It is often said, “The souls of political parties are won and lost in elections.”  If that is true, then a Party’s Values reflect the Values Candidates choose to embrace or abandon when running for office. Candidates With Conviction, Those Who Support Them, and the People They Choose to Represent are the True Source of a Read More…