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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 -
 
EDUCATION
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 students.
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.
 

HEALTH CARE

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.

 


JOBS
I will work with planning commissions and industry-partnered growth think tanks and groups to bring quality jobs to District 23. I want to make sure that good jobs come with a future of protected pension plans where possible. I want to improve government job pay and security for all government workers.

Although District 23 has an enviable mix of the right stuff to provide quality job growth in the future, we must not be too relaxed about that and continue to seek programs and employers who will ensure this. At the same time, I want to make sure that there is a good balance between jobs and the environment and infrastructure to provide a good quality of life for years to come for the residents of District 23.

IMMIGRATION

We need a comprehensive solution to border security and immigration. Our border needs filtered. We need more security along the border.  We need to crack down on criminal cartels who deal in weapons and drugs. We need to sanction employers who hire illegal immigrants. We need to put a stop to human trafficking by coyotes. A time-line must be established for securing our border and we must act if the Federal government does not. We need a tough, comprehensive solution at the national level. This means requiring immigrants to pay back taxes and a fine, learn English, and pass criminal background checks on the path to legalization. It is in all our best interests that this immigration legislation package be a humanitarian solution.

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