PLATFORM AGENDA

REVENUE 

PENSION SYSTEM

HEALTHCARE

OUR YOUTH

HOUSING

ACCOUNTABILITY

 Job Creation/Revenue Generation

Our global society is rapidly changing.  Now more than ever, we must creatively pursue the diversification of our economy and provide favorable conditions to attract and foster a thriving business community.  As your senator, I will

  • Promote the spirit of entrepreneurship by supporting small business development programs.

  • Sponsor legislation to streamline administrative processes to establish business as well as pay vendors for goods and services.

  • Encourage the expansion of our tourism product to include eco-tourism.

Pension System

The Government Employees Retirement System (GERS)has been a world class pension system that have provided Virgin Islanders with many well-deserved benefits.  The GERS stands as a beacon of hope for retirees, and active employees to secure a pension after years of service to our government and our people.  It must be strengthened.  As you senator, I commit to

  • Repair the current system, to include timely deposit of contributions, identification of restricted funds and monitoring of the system operations.

  • Work with all stakeholders to strategize and ensure the longevity of the system for years to come.

Empowering Our Youth

  • Pursue funding for our educational system to provide practical and relevant experiences in various careers pathways to engage the interest of our young people and put them on the path to achieve career goals.

  • Fund apprenticeship, entrepreneurship, and internship programs to provide students with practical and relevant work experiences in career pathways.

Housing

Life begins at home.  A safe, comfortable, and affordable home is the desire of every family.  As communities and populations grow, there is a constant need for housing.  As your senator I will

  • Work with government and private sector stakeholders to identify funding sources and a territorial plan of action for the development of low- and moderate-income housing.

Health Care

Everyone needs healthcare. Gaps in access and affordability is a detriment to residents and a discredit to our health care system that lacks resources to adequately care for our people.  As your senator, I will work to

Identify sources of funds to provide affordable health care services and support systems for all; especially the disabled, mentally ill as well as elderly populations and their families.

Accountability

Every elected official takes an oath of office, to protect the public interest.  Each branch of government is to serve as a check and balance of power.  To maintain public trust and responsibly govern on behalf of our people, I will

  • Sponsor legislation to promote accountability and transparency in all branches of government.

Crime

Gun Violence takes the lives of too many young people within our community each year.  To change this wave of crime and curb gun violence, we must nurture the growth and development of our young people. As your senator I will:

  • Support further establishment of national and international programs such as YouthBuild, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Little League and Boys and Girls Club to encourage personal development, teamwork, discipline and prepare our young people to make ethical and moral choices.

  

  • Pursue funding for our educational system to provide practical and relevant experiences in various careers pathways to engage the interest of our young people and put them on the path to achieve career goals.

 
 
 
 
 
 

CRIME

 

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