Wake County's economy is hurting and too many people do not have an opportunity for a good job. This is the most significant challenge facing our state and meeting this challenge requires conservative solutions. Businesses in Wake County need more relief from excessive taxes and burdensome regulations. Workers need training and education through our state's community college system to so state attracts new business and industry. Finally, our elected leaders need to go out and recruit new businesses to relocate to Wake County. I am committed to doing just that.