Where Kristen stands on the issues.
Strong families and safe communities
I believe that Iowa is the best state in the nation to raise a family and that is why we chose to raise our family here in Clive. I will fight for our families and be an effective advocate for our community down at the Capitol. As a mom of four amazing kids, I will take my personal and professional experience and thoughtfully consider how each piece of legislation will affect families.
I have worked to pass award-winning legislation that supports parents by reducing before and after school waitlists and I will work to pass similar legislation in Iowa. I plan to work on improving areas that are most important to families.
Thriving public schools and transparency for parents
We are blessed to live in a state with amazing public and private schools. We moved to Iowa for the educational opportunities for our children, and we determined Waukee Community School District was the best fit for our children’s needs.
Ensuring our families and future generations receive a top-quality education leading to successful career opportunities is a top priority. Our teachers do amazing work every day and we need to find a balance to ensure parents' concerns are addressed without overly burdensome expectations on teachers. Our state and school districts need to find creative ways to support parent-teacher and parent-administration relationships. I will ensure that Waukee school district families have a seat at the table when education legislation is being discussed and decided.
Improving mental health care access
I believe physical and mental health are both important needs in our community. I will work to ensure greater access to mental and behavioral health services for our community and schools. I will work to find commonsense solutions for our community to improve health care
Lower taxes and more economic opportunities
Iowans know best on how to spend their money and I will work to ensure Iowa workers keep more of their paycheck. Iowa’s tax code needs to be competitive – not just regionally but in the nation and encourage economic growth. The Iowa tax code needs to be easier to understand and simplified.