I’ve passionately served people my entire working life, providing tax and financial advice for over 38 years. I have a track record of community service and now seek the opportunity to serve you as a county commissioner for District 2.
We need change in Spokane County. Since 2011, we have had all-Republican commissioners who have over time significantly reduced funding of the Health District. Our commissioners have been slow to embrace racial equity in our justice system. And there’s been no focus by them on climate change, the number one issue facing our children and grandchildren. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Our “People First” philosophy will bring Spokane County “back to the basics” of being a county. We don’t need our commissioners acting as cheerleaders for developers or for business interests. We need them to focus on the role of a county in our state.
A “back to the basics” approach means concentrating county efforts on a more-equitable justice system. In the unincorporated areas outside our cities, it means providing police and public safety services and maintaining public roads. Unincorporated areas of the county shouldn’t have congestion because our commissioners have allowed development to overwhelm our roads with more traffic than our infrastructure can handle.
And our county should focus its efforts on people. Not on the interests of businesses and real estate developers. County commissioners are not charged with the responsibility of creating jobs. A lot of our county’s CARES Act funds have been spent on businesses. And not enough funds have been spent on food security and housing security. People should come first.
I believe in science. Climate change is real. And Black Lives Matter. I’m in favor of “no new jail” and we should invest in Smart Justice efforts to change our justice system for the better.
Join me in a vote for change in Spokane County when you cast your ballot.