by Max Brantley
“I want to represent people who don’t have the power and influence of bankers, lobbyists, and career politicians. I am interested in issues that affect working-class people,” Combs says.Issues?
Combs believes that healthcare, like all other human rights, should be based on equality and not economics. She believes in emphasizing economic development with a focus on the working-class rather than on big business. She is a union member, and comes from a family of union members. She wants to make higher education affordable for all Americans, regardless of their resources, and to strengthen education from Head Start through employability. Combs believes that we must fight climate change through a focus on renewable energy.Combs joined the Air Force in 1996 and was a communications and navigation specialist maintaining C-130s overseas. She completed a degree in English while in the Air Force. She worked as a "stay-at-home mom and military spouse" for four years and then, in 2004, she started teaching 9th grade English in Beebe. She earned a master's in gifted education at UALR has taught in the Little Rock School District since 2008, now at Stephens Elementary.