Helena believes elected officials should respect the people's decisions on ballot votes.
West County is full of extremely educated voters. District 100 Voters overwhelmingly voted YES for CLEAN MO, YES for Minimum Wage reforms, and NO for RTW.
The MO Legislature should stop spending taxpayer money and legislator time trying to overturn these votes.
As a consistent follower, my opponent supports overturning CLEAN MO, is against Minimum Wage improvements, and consistently votes to undermine workers protections.
We know that educational opportunity is the key to future success in life.
Locally, our children are fortunate to have some of the best schools in the state.
As our schools adapt to a COVID-19 reality, we must protect the students and taxpayers of Parkway and Rockwood School Districts, and keep our schools strong.
When it comes to charter schools, some do offer an alternative for families in areas with failing schools. However, charter school expansion state-wide means cutting Parkway and Rockwood budgets and sharing that money with for-profit schools that do not answer to you, the tax-payer.
My opponent supports charter school expansion which will likely bring charter schools to Ballwin and Chesterfield, and cut money out of Parkway and Rockwood budgets.
Missouri can do much more to support innovation, entrepreneurship, and new business startups.
With better state-wide policies for families we can build our economy, improve the image of Saint Louis as a national center for tech, health care, and medical research industries, and make St. Louis a more attractive employment destination for our kids.
My opponent voted to undermine women's rights when it comes to workplace discrimination.
We must improve our infrastructure - our roads and bridges as well as our internet technologies, and provide a safe, welcoming environment for business and employees.
Keeping our 2-year and 4-year colleges strong and tuition affordable during and after COVID 19 is vital to create the opportunity we need. Creative programs and apprenticeships that partner with business for non-college bound students will improve our talent pool for business.
Missouri’s healthcare system is archaic and inefficient. Shifting to a value-based care system will save lives and reduce costs.*
Helena wants to improve care for all Missourians with a state-wide opioid database, policies that reduce Missouri's shockingly high infant mortality and maternal mortality rates, and a cap on costs for life-saving prescriptions such as epi pens, asthma inhalers, and insulin.
Keeping our citizens healthy must be a priority for the state since our families are the power behind our industries.
On March 18th 2020, my opponent voted against giving Governor Parsons authority to spend $87 Million to purchase Personal Protection Equipment and Ventilators, instead supported waiting for Federal Dollars to help our doctors and nurses and COVID 19 patients.
*2019 MO state-commissioned McKinsey report
Education and affordable access to birth control is key to preventing unplanned pregnancies and reducing abortion rates.
Helena believes in preserving access to safe, legal abortion care especially in cases of incest and rape, saves women's lives.
My opponent voted for the 8-week abortion ban without exceptions for rape and incest.
We can respect the 2nd Amendment and pass common sense gun-safety laws that help law enforcement keep our communities safe, protect women and children from abusers, and keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
Helena objects to limiting people's rights with laws that force business owners, college campuses, day cares, and churches to allow conceal carry on their premisis against their wishes. Laws like these are not good for business and do not make us safer.
My opponent consistently follows the directions of the NRA and not the more moderate views of District 100 citizens.