I am running for State Representative for Ward 9
The GOP is passing an extreme agenda which has re-ignited the reasons why I’ve wanted to become a state rep in the first place. I want a New Hampshire that works for everyone, not just the wealthy.
I will work on posting my views on many issues, as we have quite some time before the election. There could be a special election, or the next election could be in November as per usual. We’ll find out as we hear from the state. In the meantime, (today being Jan 11), I will work on updating this site to reflect all my views so you know who I am as a candidate and as a person.
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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