Why this election is important

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. It has been a tremendous honor to serve on the Board of Supervisors over the last three years and I believe that we’ve accomplished some significant things together - from building new parks, to adding more Sheriffs deputies on our streets, to making County government more open and responsive through technological advancements.

But our county continues to face many challenges and there is still much that needs to be done - and I invite you to continue in a conversation about what we want for our county’s future.

Daily, I hear stories from parents in our community concerned that their children are being priced out of living here or must work multiple jobs to make ends meet. I’ve heard from seniors on fixed incomes who are facing rent increases and forced to choose between medications and housing. And is so often the case, the voices against change are loud - but I know, that working together there is no challenge we won’t overcome.

We just came through some of the most difficult economic times in local history. We’ve seen how these economic challenges can easily place vital services at risk – from parks, to public safety, to funding for our local safety net programs. But even with this backdrop, I worked during this term to focus on the priorities I committed to you when I first announced my candidacy four years ago.

We’ve added Sheriff’s deputies to our streets, built the first new park in Aptos in a generation, added improvements to the Polo Grounds and other local parks, made significant improvements to affordable housing policies with a focus on sustainable development, created a mobile app for our community to interact with County government in a new way, passed broadband policies that will increase Internet speeds and competition, strengthened farmland protections and initiated agricultural ordinance updates to ensure farmland stays in production, repaired roads and made safety improvements around school zones.

And while this is just a partial list of what we’ve accomplished together, I know that there is much more to do.

As I did four years ago, my campaign will not be accepting Political Action Committee (PAC) money. This will be a grassroots effort. I want to continue an environment where your voice, your values and your vision are carried to the Board of Supervisors.

It is important to me that your thoughts are heard during this campaign. Please join in on the community conversation by clicking here. I know together we can continue to accomplish many great things. I would be honored to have your support.


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