I am running because I will bring a practical, can-do, blue-collar perspective to the commission. My auto repair business is now in its fourth decade. I have made a career of providing expert analysis of the customers' problems and finding a solution. In other words, I am a problem solver, I fix things. Listening, analyzing the problem, and delivering a solution/fix are key to what I do every day, skills every commissioner should have, and I will bring this skill to the commission.
A key part of this involves listening to residents – their concerns, their wishes, experience, and wisdom. I won’t promise that I can solve every problem, but I will promise this, I do promise these three things. I will listen, I will work hard, and I will not walk out of commissioner meetings because I lost an argument. Most problems can be resolved by being informed, collaborative, reasonable, and by respecting different viewpoints.