Ensuring all Marylanders and Americans have quality education for children in grades K-12; address teacher shortages and higher education reforms.
As a special education professional, Brenda brings a wide array of experience to support research-based practices in education. She wants parents to be empowered in their student’s educational process and for students to be educated; not indoctrinated.
Addressing the teacher shortage is paramount. Many communities are lacking quality teachers to provide instruction to students. We must make it less cumbersome to become a licensed teacher and allow substitutes, and military veterans to fast-track the path to become certified teachers.
Republicans must address the student tuition crisis. Many young people cannot afford homes, or start families because of the amount of student loan debt they are carrying. We must hold higher education institutions accountable when they continuously increase tuition and tie federal funding to their tuition increases. Average families who have more than one child in college find it difficult to pay for the average cost to send a child to a 4-year public institution if that’s the child’s and parent’s choice.
Law Enforcement And Crime
As the daughter of a deputy sheriff, I know firsthand that safety and security are paramount to the well-being of our families and neighborhoods. As your representative, I will prioritize public safety and work towards creating safer communities for everyone.
My public safety initiatives include:
Supporting Law Enforcement: Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to protect us. I will advocate for policies that provide first responders with the necessary resources, training, and appreciation they deserve.
Combating Crime and Drug Abuse: We must address the root causes of crime, including drug abuse and addiction. I will work with local organizations and law enforcement to implement effective strategies that reduce crime and rehabilitate offenders.
Together, we can create a safer Maryland where families feel secure and neighborhoods flourish. Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to protect us.
Addressing Economic Growth, Inflation, The Economy, And Jobs
We must decrease federal spending on all levels to balance our budget more conservatively. Many Marylanders and middle-class American families are crippled with debt and need a break from increased taxes and inflation.
It is by addressing economic incentives in the 6th District’s Appalachian counties (Washington, Allegany, and Garrett) that businesses can be lured to invest in job creation. We must incentivize businesses to invest in our district.
Confront the challenges posed by the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and the potential displacement of jobs within white-collar sectors in the forthcoming years. It’s crucial to remember that, even if AI may result in job displacement in some industries, it can also open up new opportunities in others. The key to ensuring that people are prepared to adapt to the changing job landscape is comprehensive workforce planning, upskilling and reskilling initiatives, and a coordinated approach between governments, industries, and educational institutions.