"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
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.
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.