I understand that this county is unique because I’ve grown up here. I know each community throughout this county has its own needs. I have learned in my time in public service to listen and take in all the information I can. I promise as your Commissioner that I will always listen to the community. I fully understand that what is best for Bailey or Fairplay, may not be the best for Guffey or Jefferson. I will make the best decision based on everyone’s voice and information I have. I will be accountable to this county for all decisions I make.
I am fiscally conservative which has been an asset with my time on the school board. and I will use that lens when making financial decisions for the county. In general, I am against debt and believe in the principle, "the borrower is slave to the lender." I do recognize that sometimes debt is necessary, but it should only be taken on after very thoughtful open communication and consideration. Now more than ever, it should be apparent that proper planning and saving for a rainy day is not only good, it is imperative.
The recent pandemic has created many concerns. I will make it my priority to work on our economic recovery as well as public safety making sure that businesses and first responders have what is necessary during our recovery. I will prioritize decisions to help make sure first responders in Park County have the resources they need to keep our citizens safe.
I have learned in my time in public service that working with all stakeholders to gather information is the key to success. Each elected official is responsible for their own budget, but I will work with them to make sure I understand their needs and priorities to better understand the decisions that have to be made with the entire county budget process. I value the Park County employees and their hard work to make the county successful.
I am proud of Park County, the community spirit and willingness to help one another when it’s needed is unique. That is why I chose to raise my family here in the same place I grew up. I pledge to each and every one of you that I will do everything I can to help this county shine! No matter the issues that face us ahead, I will work to find creative solutions and prioritize funds for all concerns including roads, recreation and property rights. I will work for you to make Park County everything I know it can be.