I've been a strong voice for teachers, students, and parents on the School Board on some of the biggest challenges. I will bring this thoughtful, problem-solving approach and fierce advocacy to the City Council, advocating for a well-resourced school system, robust and reliable transportation and infrastructure, enhanced public safety and quality of life, and better housing affordability.
I am committed to improving the quality of life for every Alexandrian while ensuring our city is affordable — because Alexandrians deserve livability and affordability, not either, but both — so that families, just like mine, can afford to raise their kids here and where elderly citizens, just like my parents, can retire comfortably in this wonderful city we all call home.
Alexandria deserves a learning environment where every student can thrive, our teachers are supported, and our schools are equipped to meet the evolving needs of our community. I will work to build a foundation for educational excellence in Alexandria by:
A robust and reliable transportation system is the backbone of a thriving economy and enhances quality of life. Alexandria deserves a comprehensive and sustainable transportation system and flood-resilient infrastructure that not only facilitate economic growth, but also improve the daily lives of our residents. I will work to create a city that is well-connected, resilient, and conducive to the well-being of all by:
A safer Alexandria is one where our approach to law enforcement is best-suited to meet our city’s needs, including by making sure our police department is well-equipped, accountable, and closely connected to the community it serves. I will work to improve public safety with accountability and transparency at the forefront by:
Every Alexandrian deserves to find a home that meets their needs, especially as rising rental costs and home prices outpace income growth. According to City of Alexandria, approximately 3,500 homeowner and 15,500 renter households in Alexandria with incomes up to $75,000 face housing cost burdens while the supply of housing across the region continues to fall short of demand. I will use City Council tools such as zoning and permitting regulations, tax incentives, and partnerships to address the housing affordability crisis and build a diverse and inclusive community with housing options for all income levels.