At 16 years old, I was a co-victim of a homicide, and that loss of life forged a driving passion for criminal justice, both for victims and the accused.
As Chair of the Public Safety Committee improving the quality of life in neighborhoods and leveling the disparities based on where you live as to your life expectancy of how long you live. #2 Maximizing neighborhood economic development potential, reuse, restore and repurpose aging infrastructure. ie Budd BioTech in Hunting Park. #3 Improving public education outcomes as exhibited by the series of resolutions I have introduced: Examine statistics for in-school violence, protocols, student to student violence, parent to parent violence, and teacher safety. #2 Examine capital improvements to public schools. #3 Examine the school district's use of in-school and out of school suspension. #4 Evaluate for tracking for post-graduation pathways. #5 Examine the top performing magnet schools in Philadelphia, understanding their strengths and relationship to under performing schools to develop strategies for future success.
Real life experiences and in depth understanding of government and a passion for people.
By identifying what people need versus what they just want. Negotiating not just to win the debate but to win the public policy.