Our democracy is dysfunctional. Let’s fix it!
And much of its dysfunction is on display right here in our 43rd District:
- Our extreme gerrymandering, and
- The lack of runoff elections. (My Democratic opponent received less than less than 30% of the votes in his party’s primary.)
In college I became intrigued with alternative voting systems (like IRV, STV and PR) that fixed these problems, but their complexity made them hard to implement.
Today’s technology makes reform more practical, and the current political situation makes reform critical if our democracy is to survive. I want to work for that.