- I believe at the national, state, and local levels people should live within their means.
- Like all families who struggle in times when money is tight, we need to look at what is of utmost importance and also look at what we can live without, and make sensible reductions in spending with no new taxes.
- I am not in favor of cutting programs that are essential and necessary to the development of our students or to the survival of the truly needy until we look at all the waste and extravagance that we can do without. Many of our existing state and federal programs may have the right idea; but are often poorly executed.
- I will support any sensible, sustainable efforts that can improve our District's education, local government, economic development and quality of life, and will work to ensure our District receives its fair share of our State's revenues and tax dollars.