I invite you to join me on the campaign trail by following this blog. As voters ask me questions, and I gain firsthand knowledge of what is important to you and your neighbors, I will provide my thoughts and insights on how to address your concerns as a Jackson County Commissioner.
I have many ideas and a vision for our collective future that I have developed over decades of service to Jackson County, to Oregon, and to the nation. I am equally excited to learn from you. Therefore, your feedback is crucial. We are in this together.
For the past five years, I have been diligently working and researching the status of disaster preparedness and response in the Rogue Valley. As a long-time Jackson County resident and immediate past chair of the Rogue Valley Community Organizations Active in Disaster (RVCOAD), this has been priority one.
A thriving economy is the foundation from which springs all individual, family, and community success.
Successful businesses create jobs. Jobs create successful families. Successful families create a successful future.
A key aspect of leadership is the ability and willingness to make difficult decisions and then see them through. The following should be at the heart of every decision a County Commissioner makes: Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?
Homelessness, mental health, addiction, public safety, and the collateral dilemmas they have created in Jackson County will become more challenging with each passing year. We need to act NOW!
The fires that destroyed so many of our neighbors’ homes and businesses revealed the incredible love and concern Southern Oregonians have for each other. As a County Commissioner, I will build on that support and concern. Now is not the time for on-the-job training. Those who have been in leadership positions during crises know that perfection is not the absence of mistakes, but rather the ability to rapidly pivot, adapt, act, and then learn from the past to make the future the best it can be.