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Deb’s Priorities

Lawrence is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. And I think we can do even better. It’s time we use our diversity, our proximity to Indianapolis, and our top-rated schools to move our city forward with better quality of life, higher paying jobs, and more growth opportunities for our citizens.

A Safer & More Secure City

Deb has always supported law enforcement to build a safer Lawrence. On the Council, she voted for our public safety departments to get the resources they need to keep us safe.

As Mayor, Deb will make the most of the city’s public safety resources to tackle youth violence prevention, to better assist people on probation and leaving jail, & improve faith in our justice system to better solve crime.

Equity for Our Neighborhoods

Deb will place a renewed focus on the neighborhoods of Lawrence, making sure that the entire city is being taken care of with infrastructure repairs. A recent fair housing report found that while 64% of white families in Marion County own their home compared to only 34% for African Americans and 39% for Hispanics. We must do better to pass on wealth to the next generation. 

More Growth Opportunities for Lawrence

Since the 1990s, the city of Lawrence has doubled in size to just over 50,000 residents. One of Lawrence's great strengths is its diversity. For our city to continue to grow and thrive, we must seek out new job opportunities and transit options for our residents.

As Mayor, Deb will work to attract new, inclusive development and help our small businesses grow and succeed.

A United City

To build the best Lawrence possible, we must ALL have opportunities to succeed. That's why Deb will use all the tools of the mayor’s office to serve everyone, no matter your neighborhood or income.