Issues

Dr. George has more than 35 years of experience building partnerships and consensus in order to create solutions to very complex problems. As a chief executive officer for school districts and regional education service agencies, John George is accustomed to working with business leaders, federal, state, and local elected officials, education and civic organizations, and citizens to develop solutions that improve people’s lives.  John George will use his experience and his ability to forge relationships with both Democrats and Republicans to promote education and job growth, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and the military, and make health care and social services available to all those in need.

“Think about every problem, every challenge we face. The solution to each starts with education.” – George H.W. Bush

  • Increase funding for children with disabilities (IDEA) and those living in poverty (Title I)
  • Invest in early childhood education
  • Make higher education affordable
  • Reduce student debt for post secondary education
  • Oppose vouchers, tax payer funded scholarships, and tuition tax credits
  • Hold all public schools and charter schools to the same accountability and transparency standards
  • Protect the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act
  • Limit federal control of public education

“If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.” – Abraham Lincoln

  • Grow our economy
  • Invest in transportation infrastructure
  • Oppose “right to work’ laws and other attempts to make it difficult for workers to collectively bargain for better working conditions
  • Support small businesses
  • Eliminate tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs
  • Promote fair trade agreements that spur competition and protect American jobs.

“Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent cities in which to live and bring up their children.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Ensure the long term viability of Social Security
  • Support urban renewal
  • Protect funding for the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program
  • Protect funding for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program

“Millions of our citizens do not now have a full measure of opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health. Millions do not now have protection or security against the economic effects of sickness. The time has arrived for action to help them attain that opportunity and that protection.” – Harry Truman

  • Improve Affordable Care Act through bi-partisan solutions
  • Curb the rising cost of health care and lower the cost of prescription medication
  • Protect Medicaid
  • Ensure citizens with pre-existing conditions have appropriate coverage
  • Ensure young adults have coverage
  • Invest in research and development

“Good stewardship of the environment is not just a personal responsibility, it is a public value…Our duty is to use the land well, and sometimes not to use it at all. This is our responsibility as citizens, but more than that, it is our calling as stewards of the earth.” – George W. Bush

  • Invest in clean and renewable energy
  • Reduce carbon and other dangerous emissions
  • Preserve farmland and protect watersheds

“This country will not be a good place for any of us to live unless we make is a good place for all of us to live.” – Theodore Roosevelt

  • Ensure a pathway for illegal immigrants who have positively contributed to their community to obtain citizenship
  • Support passage of the Dream Act
  • Design a more efficient entry system
  • End ethnic and religious discrimination

“However (political parties) may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.” – George Washington

  • End gerrymandering
  • Overturn Citizens United
  • Support campaign finance reform
  • Protect voting rights