Open and transparent government
I hold regular public hearings on important issues to help citizens express their views, get true information, and to shape government policy and help decide crucial spending issues. It is important to conduct public business in public, not behind closed doors.
Speaking out against waste
We need to expand and improve health care services and to fill the critical need for long term mental health care in Douglas County. We should work to convert all of our Douglas County owned buildings to economical, environmentally responsible energy systems, which will resultin big savings to our taxpayers. We can finance these projects with AAA bonds voted on by the people without increasing taxes.
Consolidation, cooperation, seeking lower cost solutions
Collaboration with community partners, input from taxpayers and careful study lead to the best decision making. Renovating existing buildings we already own is environmentally responsible and can save millions.