Freedom is a value that our country and our state hold sacred. It is a value that means teachers have the ability to go to work and make a living wage without worrying about having the resources to effectively teach our children. Freedom means that families can make tough medical decisions without having to worry only about how much a procedure may cost. It includes the ability of people and workers to organize without fear of their rights being taken away. A lot of people think freedom means we can do whatever we want. I say freedom means we have a choice; a choice to do what is right and a choice to do what is wrong - It is time to chose to do what is right.
Accountability is a value that is paramount to the success of government, because it ensures politicians work for the people. Accountability means politicians are available and hold town halls so peoples' voices can be heard and have their questions answered. It means the state spends our hard-earned taxes responsibly while not giving tax breaks to out of state corporations who don’t employ Oklahomans or benefit our state in any way. Finally, it means that government works for the people.
Access to Opportunity
Access to opportunity means that our communities are be able to thrive. Access to opportunity means making our communities a place where people want to start a family and raise children. This includes making investments; not just for short term solutions, but investments that make the lives of our children and grandchildren better. It means that children are given a quality education and shown the opportunities that lay beyond graduation and have a true shot at either earning a degree or earning a job out of high school. Access to opportunity means that people have access to quality education and affordable healthcare, no matter where they live. It includes effective programs for veterans and provides needed services upon their return from fighting for our country overseas.”