Randy Bates knows, first hand, the value of a high quality public education. He believes we must invest in our most precious resource, our young people. All students deserve a quality public education. From birth and beyond, our young people are our future. Randy will fight for increased public school funding for the benefit of our children and our educators.
The current state of our justice system needs a major overhaul. With prison overcrowding and too many young people sitting in solitary confinement, we must take a stand and combat the real issues facing our criminal justice system. Randy is committed to working to restore confidence in our justice system and encourage safer communities with deliberate steps to prevent gun violence.
We must develop family sustaining jobs in the District. Randy's vision is to establish enterprise districts and reinvestment zones to help areas with struggling economies. Randy will also work to level the playing field for minority- and women-owned businesses so they have the resources needed for growth and job creation.
Randy will fight against rising property taxes that threaten home ownership.