Because economic growth and prosperity provide critical funding for good schools, vibrant communities, quality infrastructure, robust government services, and strong law enforcement, I'll work hard to encourage continued smart growth and economic prosperity. This can be accomplished through fiscal responsibility at the county level, limited government intrusion in private lives, economic development (without putting taxpayer dollars at risk), and a thriving small business community (jobs!).
Public safety is the local government's absolute number one responsibility, which is why I support strong law enforcement that arrests AND prosecutes criminals. The Platte County Sheriff, Prosecutor's office, and courts do a tremendous job and they must have the resources they need to continue to keep Platte County residents safe. As your Presiding Commissioner, I'll be 100% committed to supporting our local law enforcement.
And as Presiding Commissioner, I will force county government to live within its means and keep taxes low. Out of control inflation, increasing taxes, and massive amounts of federal government debt are all putting tremendous pressure on family finances and Platte County must not add to this burden by increasing spending unnecessarily.