Carolyn has spent her career working to create public services and policies that help people. She began her career as an aide to Senator Ron Wyden. Carolyn worked on an innovative program to connect transportation with land use planning and design. She also worked on legislation to expand access to the Federally Qualified Health Center and the Women, Infants, and Children Program. She has also been a professor at the Andrew Young School of Public Policy since 2003, where she founded the Center for State and Local Finance to teach children about responsible and compassionate public policy. She also served as the Director of Georgia's Senate and Budget Evaluation of Office.
On healthcare . . .
“We need to implement the Affordable Care Act the way it was intended including expanding Medicaid. And then we need a robust public option available to families, individuals and small businesses so that everyone has an affordable health insurance option.”
On the environment . . .
Carolyn pledges to address climate change with the seriousness it deserves, invest in clean energy jobs and technologies, and reduce the influence of special interests who corrupt our system and impede progress to address climate change. Carolyn supports rejoining the Paris Agreement and a Marshall Plan level of investments and regulatory efforts to move towards clean and renewable emission energy.
Plans for Economy
Carolyn supports increasing investments in job training and apprenticeship programs and increasing funding to ensure Georgia has the infrastructure needed for a high tech economy. She will work to give targeted tax relief to small community businesses.
Carolyn will fight to invest in our public education system, expand programs like Pell Grants to make higher education more affordable, invest in job training and apprenticeship programs, and provide universal pre-K. She will also address the growing student loan crisis.