Greene County has faced a series of tax increases over the last several years in property taxes and the wheel tax. I am in favor of keeping taxes as low and fair as possible.
I also favor allowing the voters of Greene County to have say in any tax increases.
Elected officials must always remember that tax money is not the government's money. That money is the taxpayers' money entrusted to the government. The government should never take more than is necessary.
The Greene County Commission has wrestled with the budget over the last several years, cutting fat from the budget and even making painful cuts. When it comes to spending, I will make every single decision based on two simple truths:
1) Taxpayer money is not my money
2) We must make sure every dollar we spend gets as much out of it as we can possibly get.
Greene County has received some welcomed news over the past couple of years as we have seen businesses located and expand here. I want to do all I can to help Greene County get even better paying jobs to locate here and see existing companies expand.
A Michigan Congressman, Justin Amash, has become well known in the political world for being principled and for being very open when it comes to his votes. He publicizes what the vote is, how he is going to vote or voted, and his rationale behind his vote.
If appointed to the Greene County Commission, I will do much the same. I will use social media as a means to tell you what the vote was about, how I voted, and why I voted the way I did.
Working within the Commission
When I ran for Greene County Mayor, I ran a campaign based on principles and based on using all tools available to the mayor to affect the legislative process.
I understand that being on the Greene County Commission means that the tools available to me would be very different than those afforded to a mayor. A mayor has the ability to either break tie votes or veto acts of a commission. As a commissioner, I will enter the body, work hard for my constituents, and learn about all the workings of the Greene County Commission to greatly serve my constituents
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