Tell us more about what you bring to the table as an ally for urbanist politics in Harrisburg. What makes you the right person to advance the urbanist movement’s goals politically or substantively at the state level? How would you build support for pro-urbanist policies among your colleagues from outside our region?
I am the right person to advance the urbanist movement’s goals in our state legislature, because I live these values every day. I walk our streets. I use our public transportation. I have witnessed how bike lanes and other safety precautions have encouraged more bikers on our streets. I will take these experiences with me to Harrisburg to push this agenda forward because it saves lives, protects the working class, and also is imperative to helping us fight climate change.
When it comes down to it, I am running for office because I deeply care about people, and see elected office as a way to implement change and improve the lives of folks in Philadelphia and across the Commonwealth. The implementation of pro-urbanist policies such as expanded, efficient, and accessible public transit, safer roads, et al. line up with this desire of mine to help people. Once elected, I intend to be a vocal advocate for these policies, both here in Philadelphia and across the Commonwealth.