As I talk with people out in the community, it's obvious many of them are working harder than ever just to make ends meet. It seems like the cost of everything is going up and people are being forced to do more with less. Residents should not have to choose between buying groceries and paying for their prescriptions. I will work to make sure people come before profits and that we have the efficient government that can provide our residents with the quality services they deserve. I will fight to protect residents from soaring insurance rates and will oppose any effort to increase the tax burden for the middle class and our senior citizens.