National League of Cities, Certificate of Achievement in Leadership Excellence, Bronze Level
Benjamin Franklin "The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he receive either."
Name one thing you would most like to do before you die:
Visit a historical site in every state throughout this wonderful country.
Pets (include names):
I have three rescue dogs: Trilo, Charlie and Lady
1) Budget - reduce spending, more reliance on technology, privatization of services 2) Lowering taxes - creating an environment within our state that business need to succeed. Increasing opportunities is the way to solve our budget not raising taxes 3) Personal Freedom and Liberty - I believe in protecting the 2nd Amendment. I will stand up to the federal government on issues such as mandatory health care, Cap and Trade, etc. 4) Public Infrastructure- we need to take care of what we have.
Reason for Seeking Public Office:
1: I believe that if an individual has concerns regarding their government they can not sit on the sideline and complain, they must become active and work to make the needed changes. 2: Over the past several years I have seen an increase of government intervention into our personal lives. Individuals should be allowed to make choices in their lives based upon their beliefs and desires. Our founding fathers believed in personal freedom and liberty. 3: Like other states, Missouri is facing a budget shortfall. It is time that people are required to rely upon themselves, their families and charity to get them through difficult times. The government can not continue to take from one individual to provide for another. We are creating a society of citizens who rely on the government to meet their basis needs.