Get Things Done.
You come first.
My promise to this district:
- Direct access to voice constructive ideas, concerns, solutions, and policy positions.
- Intentional approach to problem solving and solutions that place a focus on the immediate with a firm grasp on long term effects on our community.
- Results driven leadership. Introducing and advocating bills that get results for our district. Not sitting on the sidelines or advocating only for personal interest groups
We will travel unknown roads ahead. Uncertainty is not friendly. In me, you will find predictability, tenacity, and efficacy in a more and more unpredictable world.
Access to Healthcare
Healthcare is a human right.
Accessing resources to care for our very bodies is inherent in the right to life, liberty, and property. When any of us live healthier, we all live healthier.
We must protect our healthcare systems by allocating resources that recognize the value it brings. There is no excuse that we are the only developed country that hasn’t adopted a plan to provide care for our communities. Further, people have a right to access all healthcare options without outside or undue influences.
Our district cannot support the demand placed on its infrastructure because of the population boom on the peninsula and other rural areas. This problem is exacerbated by hospital mergers and new constructions. Therefore, we need to devise a plan that allocates the types of preventative and emergency care services needed to support our growing community and prevent overload.
We can accomplish our needs and more through technology and regulatory innovation that makes it easier to access care.
Rethink our health delivery model and the services we provide. Services provided should be adequately reimbursed, and regulation of providers should make sense, not inflict injury on the caretakers of our most vulnerable. Let’s take advantage of opportunities to partner with private industry to activate an adequate and thriving infrastructure for our community.
The success of our health care infrastructure (like other industries) is dependent on our ability to recruit and retain skilled and technical trade professionals. Whether education, construction trades, or healthcare, we cannot afford the effects caused by the continued loss of human resources; we have an interest and the ability to invest in individuals pursuing high-demand trades.
Equal reimbursement for mid-level providers and non-provider services. “Equal pay for equal services.”
As with many areas of industry, we need to rethink the outcomes of our regulations.
I don’t call for increased or decreased regulation, but I call for better, more effective, and intentional regulation—planned regulation, tapered to outcomes.
Adequate pay that reflects caregiving’s essential and imperative nature is a must. It’s time to compensate caregivers, medical providers, and healthcare workers for their work, especially those who remain on the frontline.
Quality healthcare access and delivery is the cornerstone of our community. As a health care professional, I know what it takes to build quality systems that lead to positive patient outcomes.
Roads, Bridges, Ferries — Connecting Us.
Our transportation system is:
- past its usable life, or
- impractical amidst our quickly growing rural communities.
Much of the nation is experiencing its last usable infrastructure lifespan: a legacy from the 50s and 60s. We need to engage our planning and replacement plans with an eye to the type of community we want to be and are quickly becoming. We have a rare opportunity to take the reins and control our destiny.
We can decide the type of community our district grows. We cannot deny the growth, but we can command it.
Energy and Environment
As we grow, we should invest in sustainable energy and public works that will offset our growth impact. Proactive and intentional planning is the best way to preserve our uniquely beautiful landscape. Technology and global markets have put clean energy solutions well within reach.
- Affordable Housing and Population Planning
- Safety and Emergency Services
- Police, Fire, Ambulance
- Mental Health Management and Emergency Response
- Zoning Utility District Cooperation
“Y’know, The Finest Line A Man’ll Walk Is Between Success At Work And Success At Home. I Got A Motto – Like Your Work, Love Your Wife.”
Education and Filling the Jobs Pipeline
Investment in our public schools, building our capacity, training, and immediately transitioning young people to fully functioning trades is non-negotiable.
High-quality, premium-paying jobs in our community waiting to be filled by workers if they receive the necessary training. Our State Government can provide funding to build these training centers and programs to empower our people to succeed.
No incoming worker should pay to become a high-demand tradesperson. It’s not worth our time or future to slow them down.
- Health Trades (Nurses, Caregivers, Med Techs, etc.)
- Electricians, Carpentry, etc.
- Para-educators, early childhood educators, preschool teachers