If I am privileged to serve as your next state representative, let me tell you what I will do.
*I won't vote for any tax or fee increases. It's a simple principle. Consumers and entrepreneurs fuel the economy. They keep more money. They make more happen.
*I won't support spending increases no matter how noble the cause.
*I will support spending prioritization. That makes sense. If Bob and I were having a rough time in our personal economy, I certainly would not say our movie budget is as important as our grocery budget, and government should not do that either.
*I will work hard to review regulations that are either duplicated at some level of government or are simply outdated. Dealing with these is a cost to small businesses, and we should eliminate it for them.
*I will support and work for additional lawsuit reform. Florida is one of the most litigious states in the country, and it is difficult for us to encourage corporate relocations with this statistic looming over our recruiting efforts.
*I will support efforts to complete the Everglades cleanup and bring a stronger focus on protecting our future water supply. This is critical to our state's health and ability to service tourists and new residents.
*I will not support taking federal earmarks and transportation projects that sound good but stick Florida's taxpayers with billions in future maintenance costs.
*I will support strategic, economic development efforts like the ones led by Governor Bush to bring Max Planck, Torrey Pines, and Scripps to Florida. The more that we can build clusters of world-class research to Florida, the more likely we are to produce high wage jobs for the future.
*Finally, I will support more accountability and choice in our education system, building on our recent gains, and giving us the opportunity to create the best trained workforce in the world.