WHO AM I?
- Grew up in LD 28, and now I’m raising my family here too. My two boys both attended public schools.
- When I graduated from college, I spent a year teaching low-income preschoolers in a Head Start program.
- Founded Jumpstart out of my dorm room at Yale, and built it into a national not-for-profit that places college students as literacy tutors for preschoolers in Head Start programs nationwide.
- Founded and ran Acelero Learning to help local communities run high-quality Head Start programs for low-income preschoolers.
- Moved back home to Arizona three years ago and have served as Precinct Committeeman for LD 28 and active volunteer.
- Committed open-air Jeep driver (despite my wife’s objections) who loves being outdoors.
- Now, I want to use all that I have learned building and growing organizations in the social sector to try to get Arizona back on track.
WHAT I’LL DO
Raising teacher salaries and adequately funding K-12 is a MUCH NEEDED first step. Now, we need to build on that momentum and support:
- Additional K-12 funding increases to include all school personnel and needed services
- Universal Pre-K for all three and four-year-olds
- Free community college for anyone willing to work in areas where we have job shortages
- Restore the cuts to our four-year colleges to make
them more affordable for working families
WHAT I BELIEVE
- Our diversity is our greatest strength, and we need to involve people from all different backgrounds to build a coalition to move the state forward.
- We need more proactive problem-solvers in the legislature – not partisans with shrill voices.
- By Democrats and Republicans working together, we can come up with real solutions to the problems with our educational system.
WE NEED TO INVEST IN COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS TO MAKE ARIZONA WORK FOR EVERYONE