Two things necessary for economic growth are a well-educated workforce and a healthy workforce.

I support public education from Pre-K to College. I support a "Community Schools" concept of providing for community needs - Health, Dental, Social Services, and Counseling in schools. Education is the best investment we can make in our future.

Adequate teacher pay and benefits are crucial to recruiting and retaining qualified teachers in West Virginia.

I support maintaining well-supervised after-school programs to help parents that work evenings and provide a safe place for kids after 3:00. See research on after school programs: