Here are a few of the issues that Barbara would like to address during her tenure when re-elected as your district
23 State Representative -
I believe all children should have the opportunity to an equal education to be able to compete on a global level. There
needs to be better education for our children. I believe in all day kindergarten. Research has proven that
young minds absorb information at a rapid rate. They soak it up like sponges. This is where it all begins for the making of
a stronger, better educated youth of tomorrow.
We must make sure that our children are prepared for what college brings by providing proper education to all
For many that live in a rural area it is too costly and a hardship to depart to the metro
areas for a college or university level education. It uses up critical resources and takes youth out of the
communities that need them to survive and prosper. The university system is very attractive to those from out of state and
this does not create the opportunity for many Arizonans to shine who could otherwise.
Arizona, as should every state, can and needs to tailor the health care plan to provide what works best for all Arizonans.
I support medicine systems based on successful models as exist in places like Germany, Canada, Britain, etc. .
We need to take care of our citizens first however as priority. We cannot allow what has happened in California and
other places where hospitals were forced to close due to caring for the health of another country’s citizens. There
exists great need in some areas of District 23 for example where some drive many miles to hospitals in Phoenix. I am not just
talking about private hospitals that locate only where profit is the incentive. Pinal County for example needs help in establishing
hospital(s) where its population is not served. Currently Pinal contracts with Maricopa County and I have residents tell me
that does not work well for them.