"I come from a proud family that has been involved in the private sector and in public service for as long as I can remember. My father was a Grays Harbor County Commissioner in the late 1980's.  We have teachers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and wrestlers in our family.  I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate governmental agencies, and get things done."
LIST OF ISSUES
Fiscal Accountability

The County has increased your property taxes every year for more than a decade but has only kept a bare minimum, 3-month operating budget for emergencies.  The county does not have a rainy-day fund and with the current economic crisis thrusted upon us, having someone who is fiscally accountable is critical.  I owned and operated a small business for 15 years so I can relate to the everyday small business owners.

Homelessness

I will take a compassionate and responsible approach working with the homeless.  I agree that in tough times people need a hand to get back on their feet, this is why I will work with charities and local nonprofits to accommodate such a demand.  Other times, we need to give more encouragement and responsibility to those seeking services.  A good example is the county’s diversion program.

Promote a jobs friendly climate

In order to attract businesses to Grays Harbor we need more housing.  Therefore, our rules, regulations and zoning laws need to be updated and revised to reflect a business-friendly environment.  The zoning laws in our county haven’t been changed or revised in more than 30 years.