SENATE DISTRICT 26
WHY I'M RUNNING
As an educator, I know productive solutions come when put aside our differences, focus on common ground and strive to find solutions that fit OUR community. As your neighbor, I’m committed to fostering meaningful, genuine relationships with people across our district.
Advocating for Working Families
Advocating for working families is critically important as we have many who are struggling to raise even a small family. Often, parents are working two jobs just to provide for their children. We also have many grandparents who are providing care for their grandchildren on a fixed income. We need to seek solutions that focus on people, in addition to businesses.
Regaining Local Control for Education
Schools need much more ability to make decisions concerning curriculum, assessments, procedures and vision. So many state mandates create very specific parameters in which to function. If we want to see our schools flourish and genuinely operate in a way that is best for students, we must loosen these restrictions and provide more local control.
Partnering with Local Government
Effective leadership requires all elected officials to work together in order to provide the best problem-solving strategies for communities. There are always issues that overlap into a different area of government. These partnerships are vital to the wellbeing of our communities and showcase the strength of working together.
Born and raised in East Central Indiana, Melanie is committed to her community in all that she does. She's an award-winning educator, currently teaching in the Daleville Community School District and is a graduate of Highland High School, Ball State University and Anderson University. Melanie is dedicated to ensuring her friends and neighbors in District 26 have their voices heard at the Statehouse.
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