Keeping Government Accountable to You
One of the biggest concerns held by voters and citizens today is the lack of government accountability and transparency. Millions of Americans see government as a tool of corporate interests instead of a true representative of the will of the people. It is essential that our government remain a government of the people and for the people.
One way to do this is by controlling government spending of taxpayer dollars. Taxpayers want to know that their hard-earned dollars are going towards effective government programs, not to wasteful bureaucracies.
We owe it to the taxpayers of Marion County to manage the county budget efficiently. We need to weed out duplication of services and continue to find and eliminate waste in county government. The taxes received by Marion County belong to the people of Marion County.
Meet & Greet in St. Paul
On Wednesday night I was invited to attend a candidate meet and greet in the great city of St Paul. Citizens from the community were encouraged to attend and speak with those of us who are seeking office. One lady I spoke with, Aggie, told me about the need for updated transportation infrastructure in the area.
It is people like Aggie that remind me why I am running, in order to be the voice for those who see the problems in their communities and want to advocate for practical and efficient solutions. I am grateful for St. Paul Mayor Kim Wallis for putting together such a wonderful local event.
Endorsed by the Home Builders Association of Marion Polk Counties
This week, the Home Builders Association of Marion & Polk Counties endorsed my campaign. I am honored to have their support. The Home Builders Association of Marion & Polk Counties is the trade association advocating for builders and adjacent industries. I am looking forward to working with them to help create more opportunities to build homes and increase the available supply of affordable housing.
CCTV Video Voter Guide
A few weeks ago, I was invited to the CCTV studio to record my video voter guide. They’ve invited local candidates to record a voter guide that they distribute through their network. I am thankful for this opportunity to discuss my priorities with Marion County voters. You can watch the video below and share it on social media.