Providing medical care for her autistic son was a tremendous struggle for Tina Bojanowski and her family. Their experience shaped her belief that the government and private sector must work together to ensure that everyone can access affordable health care.
Bojanowski is running for the state’s 32nd House District which represents part of Jefferson County.
A certified special education teacher, Bojanowski works with students who have learning and behavioral disorders such as autism.
A fierce advocate for her students and their families, Bojanowski ensures parents have the information and resources they need to raise their children.
As a member of the Jefferson County Teachers Association and the board of the National Alliance for Mental Illness Kentucky, her passion for advocacy has extended from the classroom into the community.
“Too many of the politicians in Frankfort only listen to other politicians or the out-of-state donors who fund their campaigns,” Bojanowski said. “The only voices that matter to me belong to the working men and women of the 32nd District.”
With a doctorate in education and social change, a master’s in teaching and business administration including a bachelor’s degree in management, Bojanowski could work at a Fortune-500 company. Bojanowski’s passion for service instead led her to the classroom.
She’s spent years helping students discover and harness their own strengths so they can overcome tremendous challenges and reach their full human potential.
Now, Bojanowski will bring her energy, advocacy and experience to the statehouse.
Whether it’s modernizing Kentucky’s economy to compete in the 21st century, successfully addressing the state’s public pension system or strengthening public education, Bojanowski has the private-sector and real-world experience to ensure every Kentuckian has a fair shot at success.
A crucial part of her platform is that success extends to the well-being of all people in our state, not just the privileged few.
“I believe that affordable health care is a right, not a privilege. As a parent of a child with a disability who was labeled as having a pre-existing condition when we purchased insurance for our small business, I understand first-hand how difficult it can be to provide for your child when your health care premiums are through the roof,” Bojanowski said.
“I disagree with Gov. Bevin in his position that individuals must be contributing members of society before they are eligible for monetary support for healthcare. In fact, I think it is access to healthcare, including mental health care, that allows a person to work as well as to otherwise contribute to society through volunteerism and/or further education.
“Following Martin Luther King, Jr., I believe that ‘Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.’”