What issues am I for, and what am I against? I get this question a lot. I have also been called out recently for not taking a clear stand on issues. The reason is very simple….
You get to decide!
My Political Agenda
I am running for the Governor of Alabama because I want to do what is right for most Alabamians. I truly want to give Alabamians what they want. Let’s talk about a few issues:
Did you know I could win the election without actually stealing a single vote from a republican or democratic candidate? It is sad actually. The most amount of people in the state that has ever voted FOR a candidate is less than 900,000 people.
Potentially I could have voters that have never voted, vote for me, and win. This reason leads voters not feeling like their message has been heard.
I believe that the majority of Alabamians want the lottery. However, as the Governor that is not for me to decide on my own. That is WAY TOO MUCH POWER for one person to have. I do believe the people of Alabama should get to vote on the issue.
I also believe that voters should be educated on what exactly they are voting for, in layman’s terms. They should know exactly what the funds will be used for. Citizen involvement is what makes a democracy work.
Many social issues, are not up for the Governor of the state to decide. A good portion of them is decided at the US House and Senate level. Many people are not actually aware of this. This type of education of voters needs to be addressed in various media outlets.
I don’t think any government agency should tell you who you should or shouldn’t vote for, but I do think they should educate you on what their office is actually capable of accomplishing.
I recall an election in Blount County for the office of Probate Judge. Many people were critical of a certain person running for the office without a law degree. I had personally met the candidate and asked a few individuals that were outraged why they thought this person should have a law degree. The reason given…. all judges should have law degrees.
I think the point was missed that probate judges aren’t the ones handing down a criminal’s sentences, but they are in charge of running an efficient license office (among other duties).
The Honest Agenda
I want to run on the entire premise of voter education, awareness, and choice.
I want to end the two-party system, and have voters choose people based on facts and candidates rather than a donkey or elephant!
Thanks for your continued support