These are tough economic times for both our country and our community. Unemployment is on the rise and area wages have remained static. The best way to get our economy back on track is to keep taxes low and state spending under control. America's prosperity has always been a product of the ingenuity and resolve of its people, not the size of its government. I will work to put more of your hard-earned money back in your pocket, to eliminate waste and fraud in state government, and to ensure that we continue to promote a favorable environment for economic development.