I'm an environmental moderate. I firmly believe that a sensible balance can be found between a Georgia that is prosperous yet retains its natural beauty. I will not automatically "dig in my heels" against quality of life initiatives; for example, I voted for the statewide smoking ban, and opposed the stream buffer reduction effort. At heart, I believe that we have been given the land by God as stewards, not consumers. We have a sacred obligation to pass it on to the next generation in at least as good of condition as we received it.