1) What do you offer as a candidate?
believe I bring constituent services as a candidate. I have spent the
last several years working in Family and Social Services connecting needy
Hoosiers statewide with services to make their lives easier.
2) What does your district most need from the City Council?
am a city-wide candidate so my interests are
education, senior services and transportation for needy citizens.
3) What's your opinion of the 2012 budget proposed by the
most major cities across the country, we are navigating difficult economic
times. We have big events coming into Indy that will create some economic
benefit to the city. We have to provide services to visitors and citizens to
keep everyone safe. While we may have to reduce funding, on the short
term, for non-public safety services, the Mayor and the Council found
money to repair parks for kids. I'm sure we will look for ways to restore
funding as revenues increase.
4) What is your position on a comprehensive smoking ban?
do not support expanding the ban on smoking. I am not a smoker and have
seen the negative health effects of smoking on people, However, I do believe
in citizens being able to operate their business with as little government
intrusion as possible.
5) Do you think the city needs more police officers?
believe it is always good to have more police officers taking care of the city.
6) Do you support increased funding for public transit?
do support public transportation. We have to make sure we operate the
system as efficiently as possible while providing transportation to those most
7) Do you think the streets and sidewalks in your district
are in good shape?
is unmistakable that the infrastructure in Indianapolis is better than it has
been in years.
8) Name one project that would most benefit your district.
would love to see Indianapolis figure out a way to expand transportation for
folks working in the northern part of the city. I
have personally seen and picked up people walking down Binford
late at night for lack of transportation after the businesses close and they
are getting off work. I would love to work on the solution for this
question do you wish we'd asked?
I think these
are great questions. I am passionate about education reform and I work in the
Department of Education on turnaround schools. I am happy we are doing
the work of making Indianapolis a world-class model of education reform for Hoosier families, especially poor and minority