Keep Our Communities Safe:
Oregon has a serious issue with violent crime. Over the past two years we watched as politicians were more concerned with virtue signaling and political theatre, instead of defending the safety and security of their constituents. The city of Portland has become a lawless place marked by riots, autonomous zones, and defunded police units. The radical left in Portland cut their police budget by $26 million, causing an increase of 800% in homicides within the city. As the former Mayor of Happy Valley, I know how important it is to keep our families safe. I have the deepest respect for our first responders. Firefighters, paramedics, military personnel, sheriffs, and local police that do their part to ensure we are protected. We must restore proper funding and resources to these brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our communities.
End Cancel Culture:
America is a country founded on new ideas and we should be free to express those ideas without fear of political repercussions. The Woke mob, encouraged by Hollywood elites and the Mainstream Media, has made it their mission to cancel anyone who dares to disagree with their deranged narrative. More concerning, are the Big Tech giants that bolster their efforts. We must work to put an end to Big Tech censorship, shadow banning, and the filtering of search engine results. Our democracy hinges on the ability of citizens to speak freely.
Oppose Critical Race Theory:
Our children are being taught to hate each other based on the color of their skin, under the guise of ‘equity’. Critical Race Theory teaches victim mindset – that minority students are automatically disadvantaged and that white students are intrinsically racist. These aren’t ideas limited to debate in higher education lecture halls. This theory is being used to indoctrinate students as young as elementary school in Oregon and around the country.
The reality is that the United States is the greatest country on Earth. It’s a land of opportunity for all. My grandmother knew that better than anyone. Her family left Mexico so that she could have a better life in this great country and her children and children’s children could live the American dream. Today, one of her descendants is running to be a representative in the United States Congress. Our students should be learning inspiring stories like my grandmother’s, not regressive ideologies that discourage achievements and divide. We must ban the teaching of critical race theory in our schools.
Champion our Constitutional Rights:
Our founding documents give us the right to keep and bear arms. The Second Amendment is our safeguard against tyranny in the United States. We have seen the left go after our right to protect ourselves time and time again. They politicize national tragedies to argue that law abiding citizens should have their guns confiscated. Law abiding gun owners have never been the problem. Violent crime is caused by criminals. The left doesn’t want to talk about cracking down on illegal drugs, gang violence, antifa, rioting or looting. They want to ban you from protecting yourself and your family. They want to redefine our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Washington, D.C. radicals believe in multiculturalism, moral relativism, and that socialism, “just hasn’t really been tried yet.” They want open borders, government-funded healthcare, and abortion on demand. I won’t stand for it. We must defend our rights.
Put America, and Oregon, First:
Our leaders regularly promote policies that put another country’s interests over the interests of Americans. Our trade deals should benefit Made In America products and companies, not foreign governments who violate their own citizens’ human rights. Our American workers, farmers, and manufacturers should be our first consideration with any legislative agenda. Too often the needs of Americans come last in discussions about trade, energy, and free enterprise. I am devoted to ensuring that the American government is always working for its people.