We are living in the toughest economic times many of us have ever seen. Fiscal responsibility is not an option, it is a must. Yet, the call for fiscal responsibility must not be used to increase taxes on those who are already struggling or to cut successful programs upon which many, especially the most vulnerable, depend. Instead, our leaders must continually work to make our government more efficient. In my thirty years of experience, I consistently developed and implemented creative strategies to deliver high quality and cost effective services, including services for many lower-income seniors. I will bring that experience to Harrisburg and ensure the same result for the people of the 194th.