"My experience on the Johnston City Council taught me a lot about the importance of having the ability to handle what is happening in the community right now and also the importance of keeping the future in mind.
The vision of a better future for our children is what I feel is missing from the GOP-controlled legislature, which recently had a $1.2 billion dollar surplus in the state budget, but refused to invest those funds. That kind of inaction has resulted in Iowa falling behind on public education, infrastructure projects, and small business investment. Here's my plan..." - Suresh Reddy
FULLY FUND PUBLIC EDUCATION
Public education is one of the primary reasons my family decided to settle down in Iowa. Eighteen years later, public education is under attack by outside groups using the GOP to pass legislation that starves school districts. We are at a tipping point. Either we stand up for public education by giving it the funding it deserves or risk seeing an entire generation of Iowans lose out on opportunities.
INVEST IN HIGH-SPEED INTERNET
High-speed internet isn't the luxury it was even ten years ago. Yet, Iowa is being left behind by other states. That hurts students, workers, and businesses. That's why my goal is to transition to a system where we treat internet as a public utility. Every Iowan deserves access to the countless opportunities that come along with having reliable, high-speed internet.
SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS
Small businesses in our district recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy and create good jobs rooted in the community. We can maintain the community setting we love while ensuring local businesses thrive and continue to attract world-class companies and employment.
REVERSE THE PRIVATIZATION OF MEDICAID
After years of inadequate results, it's clear that we need to reverse the disastrous privatization of Medicaid in Iowa. But, we can't be satisfied with the system we had. We need a well-funded, modernized, inclusive, and transparent healthcare system in Iowa.
Polls have shown that Iowans are in favor of legalizing Marijuana for Iowans over the age of 21. Along the way, I believe we should also overturn the convictions and expunge the record of anyone currently in jail for a non-violent, marijuana-related offense. These people have already paid a heavy price for something that is legal in so many other states. It's time to put politics aside and get people back to their families, jobs, and communities.