"I began my adult work with a strong commitment for serving the underprivileged, the homeless, the forgotten small business owner, the frustrated parent, the unemployed young adult, and the overlooked senior citizen who economically suffering from the woes of life's many challenges for as long as I can remember. My 2018 desire is to continue work for all. We need to create more living wage jobs, improve our schools, demand accountability from officials, and make public safety, gun control, a top priority. With more than a decade of government experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, circumnavigate complicated governmental agencies, and get things done for our community."

                                                                    Veronica

 LIST  OF  ISSUES

EDUCATION

"I began my adult work with a strong commitment for serving the underprivileged, the homeless, the forgotten small business owner, the frustrated parent, the unemployed young adult, and the overlooked senior citizen who economically suffering from the woes of life's many challenges for as long as I can remember. My 2018 desire is to continue work for all. We need to create more living wage jobs, improve our schools, demand accountability from officials, and make public safety, gun control, a top priority. With more than a decade of government experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, circumnavigate complicated governmental agencies, and get things done for our community."

HOUSING

Housing is considered one of the major engine that drives America’s economy. Because, where we live impacts where we work, where our children can attend school, and the type of community that surrounds my family. For most Prince Georgians, housing is our chief expense, and it governs nearly every other financial decision we make, including how much of our income we put away in savings and how much we’re able to invest into the county.

Housing is a complex problem which requires a complex solution, and as legislators we need consistent conversations about income stagnation, the decline of homeownership, revitalizing local economies, and more. Solutions will begin with decent rental, a practical tax base, and housing tax credit. We have a robust housing tax credit at the federal level, but we need to do more at the State level. I pledge to work with legislators to find ways to improve the burdens of the real property tax and to implement programs to support all Prince Georgians and especially those with limited incomes.

HEALTHCARE

Politicians and policymakers at all levels of government are making key decisions in 2018 if many healthcare reforms are enacted. The overarching trend, indeed, has been toward state autonomy in healthcare policy. Healthcare organizations, especially ones doing business in multiple states, should strengthen compliance and local advocacy efforts a desire of even healthcare corporations and associations.

In this unsettled policy environment in our new White House administration, health organizations should focus on understanding how potential policies would not only specifically affect patients but their business projections, and construct volatility ranges for those policies. They should all work at all levels to understand fixed costs and federal and state policy decisions’ impact on margin patient health.

ENVIRONMENT

Believe it—global warming changes climate.

Human activity – mainly burning fossil fuels and chopping down forests – has caused average temperatures to rise worldwide. That's global warming. The warmer atmosphere triggers climate change or shifts in normal climate patterns. Such deviations can result in more severe weather.

Over the years, Maryland has slowed its commitment to saving the environment. We need to help residents to get over their “global warming fatigue”. It is the job of Maryland’s legislators to prevent choked mess made worse by homeowners and communities that allow septic tank failures and harmful stormwater runoff as well as allowing farmers to use pesticides or chemicals that are not nutrient conservative practices. As a strong advocate for environmental causes, I will work with our legislators and families to prevent continuous harm to our communities that will, in the future, affect our children.

DIVERSITY
As proudly proclaimed by CNN and multiple community organizations nationwide, diversity is an opportunity, not a threat, for America.  As a Black female and the mother of both male and female children, I am particularly concerned with the state of America in 2018.  All individuals who contribute to our economy and the revitalization of our communities is a good thing. Civility is the theme of my life and I hope it shares a place in yours. We are better together and more productive as a nation when we are inclusive.

BUSINESS

Most of the things that small business owners worry about are things that they have little or no control over—rising interest cost, healthcare cost, a lack of oversight of contract bidding, and the new White House administration.  If we can’t expect fairness from our government, then our economy will fail. Other concerns for our local businesses and unions is the chance to be at the table when decisions are being made about state and local infrastructure contracts and labor negotiations.

As your State Delegate, I will support the groups that make our county prosperous, but this can only happen if I have your support via email, voices, letters or phones calls that will advocate for positive and honest collective bargaining and ethical practices in awarding contracts. We need our small businesses to thrive so that our communities can also be productive.

Paid for by Friends of Veronica Turner - Treasurer - Shawnta Turner 2018