This is my platform and it spells out that which I believe – my values. These are based on what I have seen, experienced and learned, and I want to share these with you. Thank you for taking the time to read and I hope that you will consider getting involved in our campaign to restore respect for Wisconsin, one Assembly District at a time!
* Helping small businesses start and prosper – For nearly a decade I owned my own small business. I joined Forward Janesville and promoted my business by getting involved in my community and by joining a service club – Janesville Noon Lions. I worked hard to provide high quality customer service to my clients. I know what it takes to run a small business and how important small businesses are to our economy, our communities, to our way of life.
* The government’s responsibility of helping businesses create jobs – Throughout my time on the Janesville City Council, I have been involved in a number of initiatives that helped local businesses expand, and brought other businesses to our area. Janesville has been hit particularly hard because of the closure of the General Motors plant, but I am proud of how our community is making the transition to the future. I have stood up in support of private businesses, which are vital to our economy–local, regional and beyond.
* Involvement in community – I have served as president of the Janesville Toastmasters, Janesville Noon Lions and United Arts Alliance. I volunteer in our schools and perform regularly at charitable events. My entire career of public service was done with no monetary compensation. At the same time, I disagree with those who say that serving on the council is a thankless job. I have a strong sense of gratitude to my community, which I made my home, and which allowed me to get involved and to continue to make such a difference in making Janesville a better place to live, work, and play.