Natalie, a West Virginia native, is a Democratic candidate for West Virginia’s 1st District. Natalie grew up in Williamstown. She graduated from Williamstown High School in 1999, then graduated from West Liberty University, Salem International University and West Virginia University. Natalie believes that her candidacy adds to the growing desire of West Virginians to return to their previously Democratic roots, where creating good-paying jobs was the priority, become competitive, and have a U.S. Congresswoman who will advocate for their interests at the national level to bring home federal dollars, and represent their values.
On healthcare . . .
believes that every single American should have access to quality and affordable healthcare. This is a basic human right. In Congress, she will fight to implement healthcare policies that eliminate premiums and out-of-pocket costs, ensure Americans are not denied services based on a pre-existing condition, and lowers the cost of prescription drugs to reasonable rates that all Americans can afford.
On the environment . . .
Natalie sees that climate change is the most important economic and national security issue of our time, not a partisan issue. We can no longer accept the disinformation that we can’t fight climate change and pollution while creating jobs. In Congress, she will promote the diversity of West Virginia’s landscape and resources enticing the progression of responsible industries in West Virginia to safeguard our drinking water, our air, and protect our landscape.
Plans for Economy
Natalie believes that West Virginia needs someone in Congress who will fight to create jobs and maintain the hard-working values that define this great state. Too many manufacturing and energy jobs have been replaced with low-wage non-union jobs that lack protections, benefits, healthcare and retirement. She will take action to make sure we are investing in research and development that promotes manufacturing at home, implement policies that hold big corporations accountable and actualize policies that will give small business owners a break.
Natalie believes that quality education and support for our teachers should always be a priority. On her website, she writes that "it is critical that we prioritize our public education system and support our teachers with better pay and benefits. Understanding that a quality education is the best gift we can give to our children, it cannot stop at high school graduation. In Congress, I will work hard to lower the costs associated with attending public colleges and do more to support two-year vocational programs."