This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. -President Franklin D. Roosevelt
LIST OF ISSUES
Investment and Growth
One of the most important goals that I will pursue is to ensure fiscal responsibility. Fiscal responsibility is the key to spurring economic investment and growth.
Having previously specialized in the area of government contract law, I possess a unique qualification regarding federal, state and local procurement. I would use these experiences in furtherance of the county's best interests.
We will continue to expand the economic base and work to ensure that the rising tide of economic prosperity lifts all boats.
Supporting Public Institutions and Public Safety
The Arapahoe County Commission allocates funding for the Clerk & Recorder's Office, the Sheriff's Office, the County Assessor, the County Treasurer, the County Coroner and the District Attorney's Office.
These offices control issuances and permits, public safety, property taxes, financial management and oversights, inquests into causes of death and prosecution of crimes.
I will devote every degree of mind and spirit to shoring up these institutions in order to provide quality services to the residents of Arapahoe County
The issue of traffic congestion is an ongoing challenge. This challenge will not be resolved in the matter of months, but must be addressed.
I will work with our partners in Douglas County, Jefferson County and Denver County in order to expedite strategic relationships that will prioritize expansion of highways and major arteries
Protecting Natural Resources and the Environment
The Arapahoe County Commission possesses powers that impact agriculture, wildlife and rural affairs, land use and natural resources as well as public lands. One of my priorities will be to ensure that the Commission is a responsible steward of our natural beauty and resources.
I support the right of workers to organize around fair wages, health benefits, job site safety, and training which are the hallmark of a civilized society. Labor unions have, in part, also been instrumental in implementing unemployment compensation insurance as well as securing benefits for workers injured on the job. Collective bargaining for union workers generates higher wages and those wages are used by the consumer to purchase goods and services which spur economic growth. Therefore our financial wellbeing depends on the success of labor unions.