District 9 Priorities

With a focus on education, community, and opportunity, Edward is dedicated to making District 9 the best place it can be for all its residents.

Student Safety & Combating Fentanyl

Edward places the highest priority on the safety and well-being of our students. He recognizes the growing concern about substances like fentanyl affecting our youth and will work to raise awareness and implement preventive measures.

Edward is committed to making our schools safe environments where students can focus on learning without fear. He will also work closely with law enforcement, parents, and community organizations to address the issue of fentanyl and other dangerous substances in our schools.

Every child should feel safe at school, and Edward will strive to make this a reality while taking concrete steps to combat the opioid crisis.

Early Childhood Development

Strong early childhood education is a critical aspect of our community’s future success. It goes beyond just learning; it’s about generating opportunities for every child. By working together, we can guarantee that all children in District 9 have a stable foundation for their education.

Increasing Job Trades

Edward strongly believes in the importance of empowering high school graduates with valuable trade skills that provide above a livable wage. He thinks that creating opportunities for our youth to excel in careers that can't be outsourced is crucial, as it will not only benefit them personally but also strengthen our local economy.

By focusing on teaching valuable and practical skills, we can ensure that our youth are well-equipped to pursue successful careers that offer a good income and job stability. In doing so, we can help build a stronger and more prosperous community for everyone.

Commitment to Community

Edward understands the significance of collaboration among schools, parents, and the community. He believes that by forging strong strategic partnerships and promoting genuine engagement, we can ensure that the voices of all stakeholders are heard and work together to build a robust network that supports our children's education.

With everyone's involvement and participation, we can create a positive and productive environment that fosters learning, growth, and success for our children.

Commitment to Educators and Support Staff

Edward is committed to supporting both educators and support staff in our schools. He firmly believes in advocating for fair compensation, professional development opportunities, and a nurturing work environment for all education professionals. By investing in our educators and support staff, we can create an environment that is conducive to growth and success for our students.

Ultimately, Edward understands that by supporting those who work in our schools and ensuring they have the resources and support they need to thrive, we can build a stronger and more prosperous community for all.

College & Workforce Readiness

We must lead the charge in breaking the pipeline to prison. Edward's plan includes expanding crucial programs like Pre-K, Accelerated Campus Excellence (ACE), Career and Technical Education (CTE), and collegiate academies. By investing in these programs, we equip our students with the skills they need to succeed in both college and the workforce.