I was born and raised in the City of Lakeland. I know the problems that face the citizens of our community, because I've faced those similar problems myself. Citizens deserve an equal chance and an opportunity on the path to success, and I intend to let them earn that chance.
Nobody wins if we don't all work together to "Make A Difference In Our Community"!
Expand The Business Community
I believe that community and political leaders must provide the youth and young adults with an expanding business community, good paying jobs and a safe place to live. I believe that City, County and State Governments need to work together to provide both a location where businesses can expand and an educated workforce that enhances their chances for success.
I am also a participating member of a number of Committees in Lakeland, Florida who partner with the Lakeland Police Department, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the K-12 Polk County School District, to break the cycle of gang violence in our Community.
I have a passion dedication to giving the youth of today opportunities to succeed instead of fail. This allows them to be productive members of our Community rather than just a meaningless statistic on the nightly news. This dedication has driven me to obtain a Doctoral Degree in Education but I didn’t stop there. I returned to Lakeland, Florida and now serve as an Educator in the K-12 Polk County School District.