ANDREA  BOND-JOHNSON
CANDIDATE FOR
STATE REPRESENTATIVE HOUSE DISTRICT 82

THE ISSUES

Where I Stand On The ISSUES

  • HEALTHCARE
    HEALTHCARE
  • HEALTHCARE
    HEALTHCARE
    Providing all of our residents with access to quality affordable health care is one of my top priorities. MEDICAID expansion is a key component to ensuring our residents have this access. Without it we will not be able to effectively address the serious health crises that are prevalent across the state. Rural hospitals have been the cornerstone in most of the communities they served, and closing these hospitals has been detrimental to our residents’ health care and to the local economy. We have seen an increase in drug addiction in the district and across the state. These hospitals could help to provide short-term treatment and save lives of our residents who are struggling with addiction. Strategizing with health care professionals, medical schools, and other agencies to develop innovative ways to reopen hospitals or design alternative sites is an important task for me and the residents in the district. I will bring these issues to the State Legislature to ensure our residents have the access to the health care they need to survive. This will be one of my top priorities.
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  • JOBS
    JOBS
  • JOBS
    JOBS
    Creating jobs that pay a living wage is not a Democratic or a Republican issue, it is a people issue. Our residents should not have to decide each month whether they will pay bills, buy groceries, or refill prescriptions. We will recruit companies to our district that are committed to our workers and provide a living wage to all employees. We will actively seek clean energy jobs and industry committed to the environment, as well. We aim to develop a highly skilled work force to attract companies that will provide good jobs and rewarding careers for our residents. We also plan to work with businesses, so internships and other opportunities are available for our residents who are seeking to move into the workforce. We must create an environment where our residents and their businesses can thrive. We must rebuild our infrastructure (roads, bridges, and railroads) by partnering with the federal government and industry to invest in our communities and our residents. A strong infrastructure project is one key to economic growth and increased employment. I will work with my Republican colleagues to ensure we are securing all available state and federal resources to address our infrastructure needs. The Megasite in Haywood County is an important part of our economic growth as it has the potential to help address our distressed and at-risk (Lauderdale and Haywood) counties. I will work hard to recruit businesses and industry to the Megasite. I will also seek innovative ways to address the economic challenges of our district.
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  • EDUCATION
    EDUCATION
  • EDUCATION
    EDUCATION
    Our teachers, administrators, and students must have the resources they need to function and to grow. I will advocate for the resources our teachers need so that every child, regardless of their status, class, or race, receives a quality education that allows them to develop intellectually and contribute to humankind locally, nationally, and globally. We must continue to create safe spaces where our children will learn and thrive. I will work closely with teachers and administrators to address bullying, teen suicide, juvenile diabetes and other issues that compromise our students’ well-being. We must work with businesses to create training programs that prepare our students to transition to college or into the work force. Together we will continue to prepare well-trained students to enter college or the work force. Students will be apprised of all resources available to them including postsecondary education, job certifications, or vocational skills that will help them compete for employment opportunities that pay a living wage. My top priorities include increasing teacher pay, investing in early childhood education (pre-K programs), and ensuring that each county receives the resources needed to provide a quality education for our students.
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Andrea Bond-Johnson;
Sandra Silverstein, Treasurer

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Brownsville, TN 38012

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ANDREA  BOND-JOHNSON
CANDIDATE FOR
STATE REPRESENTATIVE HOUSE DISTRICT 82

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ANDREA  BOND-JOHNSON
CANDIDATE FOR
STATE REPRESENTATIVE HOUSE DISTRICT 82