On Fracking

My family originates from Appalachia in West Virginia and Southern Ohio, where fracking and pipelines are causing devastation to natural resources from earthquakes and pollution. I recently visited Ohio for my grandparents’ 70th wedding anniversary, and I don’t like what I see. I worry about the people and the land.

The Sabal Trail pipeline is Florida’s version of the problem. As in my home region, the pipeline here will devastate our most precious resources: clean water running underground and the cool springs that rejuvenate and refresh us while supporting our economy.

I promise to:

  • Resist all efforts to frack on Florida’s precious land.
  • Fight to ensure that residents of Alachua, Putnam, and Marion counties have clean water
On Climate Science

Climate change is real. We cannot afford to pretend that it doesn’t exist. What we do today will impact the future of our kids and our grandkids.

I will fight for our environment so that all our children will have a healthy and clean place to live.

I promise to:

  • Ensure that Tallahassee doesn’t ignore the problems Florida is facing as a result of climate change because slimy, green water doesn’t attract tourists.
  • Fight climate change denial in Tallahassee.
  • Invite climate change experts to inform environmental policy.
  • Stand up for science in our public education system.
On Conservation

We have to be careful where and how we develop in our area. Our natural parks and trails are beneficial to us, as they invite tourists from all over while keeping our communities green. I am blown away by the beauty of the green land in the counties in our district.

I am committed to making sure that conservation is a key priority through responsible and thoughtful development.