Republicans vowed to cut TAXES to help Georgia families -
State, personal and corporate income tax rates will be cut from 6% to 5.75 in 2019 and 5.5 in 2020. This provides the first state income tax reduction since implementation in 1934.
As your State Representative, I will work with the Republican leadership to continue to pass relief measures like this for Georgia's working families.
Maintain Georgia's AAA bond rating with a balanced budget
Attract good paying jobs with low taxes, minimum regulations, and first-class schools
Encourage high school Career Academies to continue internships
Offer classes in colleges and technical schools that target needed skills
Maintain local control of our schools.
Continue fully funding K-12 education and include Pre-K in the formula.
Keep technical education strong in Georgia. Gwinnett Tech targets skills needed in the work force. Through internships many students are offered good jobs even before graduation.
Support Georgia Gwinnett College.
Georgia recently received $2.5 million in school safety grants. A priority is a well-trained staff of administrators and teachers and a Crisis Intervention Team. A School Resource Officer should be dedicated to every school, including elementary schools. This school police officer should have an excellent rapport to give students another adult to inform. A counselor dedicated to mental health should be trained to prevent bullying and other issues that have historically provoked an incident. High tech devices are needed as well as technology for anonymous reporting systems. Reporting can occur through an app, hotline, or website.
Continued support of the new adoption law will take 12,000 children off the Foster Care rolls and make them part of a family of their own.
Georgians deserve excellent health care that is accessible and affordable. We need expanded choices in coverage and providers. Mental health should be covered as well as diseases affecting our older citizens.
I have visited many of our Gwinnett citizens to get their opinions on transportation. Questions on Transportation will now be on our March ballot to get your input.
Solving Gwinnett's traffic woes is a matter of setting priorities and good planning. The overpasses on 316 have been a blessing, but they are a beginning. Incentives for innovative transportation would keep us competitive. More good jobs will come to Gwinnet with an easier commute.
Traffic relief is a must to attract industry- Gwinnett has the potential become the technology and film industry center of the southeast.
Gwinnett is a diverse community with a wealth of cultures. It would be an honor to serve all citizens of Gwinnett. I would be most grateful for the privilege.