I have lived in Springfield for 49 years. During that time my wife and I raised our kids, watched them get married and are now enjoying our four grandchildren all living in Springfield. My years of professional and community involvement have prepared me to understand the needs of our community and how to respect our differences.
I believe leadership requires vision, passion, willingness to listen and great integrity. If elected, I will bring those attributes and others to make our community a place of opportunity for all citizens.
As your state legislator I will be committed to:
- Creating Jobs: The state shouldn’t place barriers on new businesses or the ability of existing business to expand. We need to work with local communities to support their job creation efforts.
- Fiscal Responsibility: We need to streamline government in order to get the most for every dollar invested by the taxpayers. When there are available funds, we must invest money in a rainy day fund for the next economic downturn.
- Education: For our citizens to succeed in the jobs of the future, they need to have a quality education. This means kids entering school ready to learn, schools having adequate resources, and additional educational opportunities after high school through the trades, community colleges or four-year universities.
- Access to affordable healthcare: Ensuring access to healthcare provides citizens the best ability to manage their health and prevent the need for expensive treatments after they have already become ill.