Thank you for electing me as State Representative. I look forward to serving you.
I’ve been a Registered Nurse for nearly 10 years
- I want affordable healthcare
- I’m glad dental care was added to Medicaid – would like to see this expanded to things like hearing aids and dentures
- I advocate for bodily autonomy – medical decisions are between the patient and their doctor only
- I advocate for disability rights
- I’m recommended by the New Hampshire Nurses’ Association
I’m a certified teacher
- I want to change the schematic to public school funding so it doesn’t rely on property taxes for local public schools only. If statewide property taxes fund statewide public schools, we would see a net decrease to our property taxes
- I wants educators to have more support
- I’m recommended by the NEA-NH
Mom of two
- I want the best education for all our children
- I support family laws that are in the best interest of the children
Average middle-class person
- I see things from the perspective of all of us
- I advocate for higher minimum wage because I know what it’s like to be paid poorly (worked minimum wage jobs before becoming a nurse)
- I want to help people get out of poverty
- I advocate for affordable housing
- I believe in equality for all people
Some of Candace’s platforms
The state of our economy works for some, but not for all. This is an outrage. The people of New Hampshire are being taxed out of their homes, have to choose between paying for medications or paying for food, and many don’t make enough income. I don’t believe people should have to work multiple jobs to make ends meet. I believe we need to raise the minimum wage to a living wage. Our tax model needs to not rely on property taxes as much as it does: people on fixed incomes can’t afford higher property taxes. Health care should be for ALL, not only those with high incomes. We all get sick eventually.
There are studies that show that investing in education lowers crime rates. We need to provide for our teachers, who work so hard for our children. They need a supportive work environment with effective resources, and a sustainable income. We need to change the funding model for our schools, which relies too heavily on property taxes, which makes affluent towns overly funded, and cities like Manchester underfunded per pupil. I am against vouchers, which effectively defunds education. It pulls thousands of dollars out of the public school funds per voucher, but the schools still have the same bills to pay, with less money to do so. It isn’t fair for the kids who stay in the public schools.
We like to say that all men are created equal, but our policies don’t always show it. I will always advocate for those who are underrepresented. See some of my op-eds, where I expound on this. Black Lives absolutely and fundamentally matter.
Healthcare is a human right. We will all become sick somehow, someday. No one should have to choose between rationing their medications or putting food on the table.
We should add dental benefits to Medicaid. The state will save money this way. Ignored dental needs can cause complications from endocarditis to sepsis, among others. It can also lead to malnutrition. Prevention is the best medicine.
Candace is a Registered Nurse and mom of two. She also has a teaching license and substitutes on occasion. She considers herself a Progressive Democrat.
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