The 5th Legislative District Democrats focus on the following issues in particular:
We believe that healthcare should be accessible and affordable for all. We support the defense and adequate funding of Medicare and Medicaid.
We believe that a sustainable economy with strong communities requires living-wage jobs, tax fairness, opportunity, and shared prosperity for all. All immigrants should be afforded full human rights and a fair, safe, and timely determination of their status.
We believe that an efficient, well-planned, multimodal transportation system promotes a healthy economy, environment and community.
We believe in protecting our environment by addressing climate change, adopting sustainable agriculture, aquaculture, fishery and forestry methods, enforcing antitrust laws that apply to agribusiness, and deciding about water resources based on sound, credible scientific and economic information, including local concerns.