Growing up in the Rust Belt, Olysha saw what happens to communities when low-wage, dead-end jobs (or worse, no jobs) replace entrepreneurs and small businesses. She knows that the economy doesn’t grow from the top down, it prospers from the bottom up.

A fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.

No one should work 40 hours or more a week and still have to be on welfare to put food on the table. Sadly, that’s exactly what is happening to so many of Florida’s families. Our welfare programs don’t exist to subsidize the low-wages of large corporations, they exist to give people a hand up to get back on their feet.

That’s why Olysha believes in a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work and supports a $15 minimum wage.

Equal pay for equal work.

By underpaying women we are hurting our families, especially our single mothers. Besides that, it’s just plain wrong. Olysha will fight for laws that close the gender pay gap and ensure women get paid equally to their male counterparts. 

Roads and bridges are the veins of our economy.

Across our counties, our roads and bridges are in disrepair and, in some cases, completely falling apart. Besides costing the average Floridian more money in car repairs, wasted time, and frustration, they also cost our businesses untold amounts of money in wasted fuel, lost work time, and inefficient shipping and travel. Olysha believes that when we invest in our infrastructure and support mass transit, everybody wins. Efficient transit means taxpayers are able to get where they need to go quicker and with more in their wallet.

Olysha understands that when we invest in our infrastructure we fuel future growth for everyone.