I recently had a Facebook conversation with Senate Candidate Janette Millin Young (on her Facebook page in the public domain) concerning her platform and why people should vote for her. She is running on two major issues, crime/education and small business growth.
I believe these two issues are extremely important to St. Thomas today. Here is a bit of our conversation:
Scott White What are you going to do to limit crime and put money in people’s wallet? Please describe your plan so we can make an educated voting decision.
Janette Millin Young Many thanks for your question and your interest in the process. My platform is heavily based on education reform and small business development. We have to change our education model to push for early education in in order to give our young people a fighting chance. Many successful people in society started school at 3 or 4 years old. For the later years, vocational and technical education must be available in greater numbers to allow for more opportunities for our young people to prepare themselves for meaningful career’s.
As a former small business owner, I will be a part tweaking the laws to ensure our business environment is as much or friendlier to small businesses as we are to big businesses. After all, small businesses employ many more people than all the big businesses put together in our community.
For more information, please feel free to contact me personally at 340-642-1152. See you at the polls and don’t forget to press #15, Janette Millin Young, Willing and Able!
Scott White Education is great and a talking point for just about everyone. But education takes decades to reduce crime. We have a serious crime problem today. Things we teach our kids now may not result in a crime decrease for literally 15 years. So what about now? Today. What can you do to help reduce crime in the next 2 years? We need to focus on the now first and education as a long term strategy.
Do you have any specific ideas to help small business? What laws are you looking at “tweaking”? Or do you have ideas for new legislation?
Janette Millin Young Sadly our social problems of today have taken many years to arrive to this point. It would be unrealistic to expect a senator to walk in to the Senate and propose a law or laws that will instantly curb the high incidence of crime. While the… early education plan will take care of our next generation, the other half of the plan is to ensure more vocational and technical education opportunities. I seek to be part of a team of capable individuals to ensure this becomes a reality.
But very important in this mix is active community involvement. Leaders lead. Again, you seem to be very interested in improving the quality of life in the territory. This community needs more individuals like you to be an active part of creating the needed changes. Leaders cannot work in a vacuum. Are you, too, willing to be part of the solution?
Going forward, I will work with advisory councils to be more inclusive in our plans to improve our quality of life.
Scott White What I’m finding is a vagueness about actual plans from almost all candidates. I think the person that steps up and says I’ll be specifically doing:
etc. and then relates that to how it will truly effect us will be an easy person to vote for.
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