Over my lifetime I’ve seen the cost of housing and living expenses steadily rise while the median average income has not risen to match. All we need to do is drive around our communities and talk to our neighbors to see that people are struggling.

People working full time should not be living in poverty, yet we have that happening all around us. I support raising  the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour over a 2 year period and then making the minimum wage relative to the cost of housing in a metro region or county. I also support reinvesting in our communities by way of increased affordable housing options