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"As a community servant and your next County Commissioner, my role will be to set policy; in other words, pass resolutions to establish policy for your county government. Secondly I will do legislative oversight and peak over the shoulder of our administrators to insure your tax dollars are funding county programs effectively. Next I will listen to your problems and concerns with county agencies, cut out the red tape, and get you service or information you deserve. And as a final point, I will provide you with a balanced budget that is cost effective and focused on the future."

ISSUES

SAFETY
  • Promote crime prevention education for our schools to keep them secured and responsive 

  • Promote crime prevention education for our homes by increasing neighborhood involvement and neighborhood watch organizations

  • Promote crime prevention education for our communities to create healthy interactions with law enforcement and elected officials 

HOUSING
  • Reduce housing costs and foster sustainable affordability

  • Change or remove public policy that serve as barriers for affordable housing

  • Advocate collaboration between the public and private housing sectors to increase ownership

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  • Reform Michigan Ave and Ecorse Rd. corridors to attract more businesses

  • Utilize existing training programs for scientific, healthcare, and educational service careers

  • Eliminate barriers for equal employment opportunities

EDUCATION
  • Increase vocational and technical training in preparation for 2020 and beyond

  • Redefine K-21 educational system to explore today’s employment opportunities

 ENVIRONMENT
  • Improve water quality in Ford Lake and keep our drinking water safe

  • Make responsible decisions around pipeline legislation near public schools

  • Increase solar, wind, and other technological infrastructure in Washtenaw County

TRANSPORTATION
  • Reduce road congestion on Washtenaw Ave and I-94 Ypsi/Ann Arbor corridors

  • Support RTA to make transportation more accessible, applicable, and affordable