The modern global economy means we need to develop smart plans to make Lehigh County competitive. Home to several unions, places of higher education, and a large working population, Lehigh County is an ideal location for new and innovative economic solutions.
A modern economy also means a higher cost of living. People in Lehigh County have felt the rise in cost of living while sometimes seeing their income stagnate. Once elected, I will fight for higher, family sustaining wages, up to and including making County contracts include a fifteen-dollar an hour clause.
We also must invest in the education of our students, working with the state, school districts, and educators to make sure our children get the best education they can receive and are prepared for their future. Investing in not only academics, but skilled trade jobs and vocations would allow our students to prepare for their future.