Our Government needs to focus on keeping our economy strong. Our economy can only grow when we are self sustained and produce goods here that others need. We need leaders that make the needs of the country and our citizens a priority.
There are two main industries that bring in the majority of the revenue in this district - NASA and Tourism (specifically the Cruise Industry). The Cruise Industry still has yet to begin recovering from the COVID pandemic, which means for the last year only NASA has been the major contributor to revenue. We need more diversity to keep our District profitable.
The average income in the District is around $57,000 annually, which isn't horrible, but we can do a lot better. Also, the poverty rate is around 12%. To me, that is unacceptable because it means there's a big gap between the higher income earners and those living at or below the poverty line. My goal is to attract higher paying jobs to the area and bring the poverty rate down below 5%.
We need to create a more skilled workforce that will entice Technology companies into this area. That means encouraging and incentivizing students to complete college and growing the number of students majoring in Technology and other STEM fields.
Did you know that Florida wasn't even being considered for Apple's new Eastern Campus? That means Florida missed out on an opportunity for jobs that started at $130,000 per year.
With the world microchip shortage, there is a huge opportunity to make microchips here in the United States. I want to make District 8 the pioneer of U.S. microchip production. This industry would open the door to more technology research being conducted right here. The possibilities are endless and translate to a huge bump in average income here in the District.
I want to hear about the issues that are important to you. I want to be YOUR voice in Congress.
I can't win this race without your help. I am attempting to unseat an incumbent, which is a tough, uphill battle. Awareness is the key to success in the Primary Election. I want to utilize every tool in the toolbox to win and that will require donations from you to make it happen. Please donate whatever you can using the link below. Any amount will help.
There are many ways to help the campaign other than donating. Contact me if you want to help distribute flyers, put up lawn signs, or even help collect the signatures I need to get on the ballot.
Let's win this together!