Rodney’s Platform

Fully Funded Public Education

I’ve been a teacher for almost 10 years. In that time I’ve seen money directed away from public schools. I’ve seen outdated textbooks and outdated buildings. I’ve seen my colleagues and fellow teachers leave the profession altogether, disillusioned by the lack of support and pay they’ve received. Our district has been at the center of the landmark battle over education funding in our state where any progress seems to be met with one step forward and two steps back. Our schools are essential. They’re essential for a strong and just society, they’re essential for a strong economy, and they’re essential for anyone who wants to build a solid life for themselves.

Affordable Healthcare

We currently only have one hospital here in our district. In a medical emergency when time is critical people don’t have the luxury of driving 45 minutes to an hour for emergency care. We need to invest in more rural hospitals and rural healthcare in general and we need medical insurers that aren’t solely concerned with profits.

Affordable Housing

With ever growing mortgage rates and inflation, being able to buy a house feels almost impossible for many in our district. High quality and affordable housing is essential to a good life and is a human right. We currently have a General Assembly that prioritizes the needs of housing lobbying groups over the needs of actual citizens. This needs to change.

Class Mobility

Not everyone is looking to become millionaires or billionaires. We simply want to be able to earn a comfortable living. To not live paycheck to paycheck. To give tax cuts to those who will benefit most and not those at the top who already have millions. 

At the end of the day, I’m not running to change the world, just our little part of it.