As Lt. Governor, Bethany will fight for a stronger, healthier Delaware for all of us.
As a nurse, a legislator, and a mom Bethany knows the values of working hard, caring for others, and having a heart of service. Bethany learned long ago that we need to stand up for people who play by the rules and, together, care for our families and our communities. That's why she’s running for Lt. Governor. To create a stronger, healthier Delaware, but she can't do it alone.
Jobs and growing the economy
To remain competitive with our neighbors both here and abroad, we need to invest in the traditional pillars of Delaware’s economy like the Port of Wilmington and the agricultural sector all across the state. But the pressures of a globalized economy demand that we also explore new industries in the biological, health, and financial technology fields so that we can harness our great state’s most precious resource – its people. To further that goal, as we invest in business, we must also continue to invest and expand workforce training and educational opportunities for all Delawareans regardless of means or age.
With over 30 years of combined experience, both as a public health nurse and as a professor of Nursing at the University of Delaware, Bethany knows how critical it is to fight for a healthier state. As chair of the Senate Health and Social Services committee Bethany has championed causes to fight for expanded addiction and mental health services, lower cancer rates, and expanded dental benefits among low-income families in Delaware. We must continue to invest in these causes to create a healthier Delaware.
A healthy Delaware, begins with success of our children. Building an educational system that prepares our children to succeed in life and for jobs in the 21st century economy is a core goal for Bethany. As a member of the Senate Education Committee and as a Professor of Nursing at the University of Delaware, Bethany believes in investing in education to support teachers, to ensure all schools are performing at a high level and to provide state of the art technology to schools so that our children are able to receive a first-class education is necessary to build a solid foundation for economic growth and vitality in our State.
Cleaning up our waterways, protecting our air quality and preserving our farmland and open space is essential for our quality of life. Delaware is environmentally diverse with dwindling farmland, open space, waterways, mature woodlands and manufacturing plants. Growing up on a farm in Sussex county, Bethany knows how vital agri-business is to Delaware's economy and working as a public health knows how critical it is to protect the health of Delaware's families especially our children who are most vulnerable to environmental risks. We can and must do better in Delaware.
Our infrastructure is aging not just in Delaware but across the country. Roads and bridges are overdue for much needed repairs. As a member of the Bond Bill Committee and as Chair of the County and Community Affairs committee, issues of traffic congestion, road development and maintenance and financing are at the forefront of the policy agenda. Bethany will work with state and local leaders to explore innovative financing through public private partnerships and other mechanisms to address these pressing needs.