Edmond Democratic Women Endorses Julia Kirt for Senate District 30

Edmond Democratic Women announces endorsement for Julia Kirt for Oklahoma State Senate District 30. For more information about Julia or to volunteer to help with her campaign efforts, please visit her website at http://juliakirt.com/.

Julia’s position on a few of the issues that align with EDW’s mission and values:

 

EDUCATION

“As a mother of two children in public school, Julia sees the challenges our schools face first hand. Principals and administrators must make decisions each year without knowing what funds our lawmakers will provide or which mandates our lawmakers will impose. Our education system is at the point of crisis and we need to get back on the right track. As a State Senator, Julia will champion more funding for the classroom and consistent policies to help students reach their full potential.”

BUDGET

“Past financial decisions and a slumping economy have caused a serious budget crisis in Oklahoma. We do not bring in enough revenue to fund even the basics, like public schools and health services. Working families are paying the price while narrow special interest groups continue to profit from huge tax cuts. We don’t just need to solve this year’s crisis but build the prosperity of all Oklahomans. We need to invest in the long-term well-being of Oklahomans, helping those affected by mental illness and substance abuse and continuing criminal justice reform, which in turn will also benefit Oklahoma’s budget. As a State Senator, Julia will champion a fair budget that invests in our state’s future.”

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

“Julia understands that building on the strengths of our state depends on planning and vision. She has led statewide nonprofit organizations for more than 18 years, working closely with lawmakers and community leaders from rural and urban parts of Oklahoma. She knows our state has great potential and many assets, the most important of which is our people. As a State Senator, Julia will work to grow economic opportunities for more Oklahomans and create stronger communities.”

This information was taken from her website: http://juliakirt.com/.