Being connected to the community is and will always be a priority of mines as a citizen of District 11 and also as your state senator. Community engagement isn't about getting elected for me it's about doing whatever I can to transform our community. It would be impossible for me to make the appropriate decisions as your state senator if I don't prioritize community engagement. To be an effective leader I must listen to the needs and concerns of the community. I am always open to questions, concerns, and criticism. I will hold community meetings monthly and when needed sometimes weekly. I will also utilize social media (Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram) and email to provide legislative updates and to stay engaged. Whenever possible I will still continue to attend community meetings and events. Lastly I will also continue to assist local grass-root organizations to transform our community and make it a better place for us all!