Her main platform is that of Foster Campbell in 2007, that of an oil and gas pass-through tax that would replace all existing taxes on the books. It would fund the state well beyond the current budgets and could do things like fix infrastructure and plug unfunded liabilities.
Niki has worked in the private sector on the technology side of government and she has also worked as an advocate for victims of sexual violence in government helping to not only reform but to educate those in law enforcement on how to better deal with cases of sexual violence.
In the gubernatorial debate, she outshone her opposition with confidence, intelligence and a wealth of knowledge on a wide variety of issues. On the issue of drug testing people on welfare, the popular comment on stage was to test the legislators first. Niki, instead, suggested that we work on fixing the problems of poverty and our insanely high incarceration rate in this state.
Many progressives have chosen to back Tara Hollis. But Mrs. Hollis is no progressive. Mrs. Hollis sounds more like Jindal-lite. Many of the bad ideas with none of the experience working with government. Mrs. Hollis supports our existing anti-choice laws signed by our governor. She supports allowing creationism to be taught in public schools. She supports firearms on our college campuses. She supports medical malpractice caps.
Niki Bird Papazoglakis gives us the best chance to win. She is the candidate who I believe is most likely to be able to go toe to toe with Jindal in a debate and come out victorious. She earned my vote, I hope she earns yours as well.