Chris supports quality public education. As a graduate of the West Perry School District, he is disappointed in the recent decrease in the state's financial commitment to public education. When education is cut in the state budget, local property taxes inevitably rise. Higher property taxes are unfair to all property owners, but fixed income residents, including seniors, are often the hardest hit. The state legislature must reaffirm its commitment to public education and not divert funds away from the public school system.