I have always felt government needs to be simple: stay focused on Service, not Bureaucracy. This will be my focus as mayor, and a daily practice for my administration.
I would like to introduce myself to you. I have been on the So SL City Council for over 11 years and have been a voice for the working person in this city and for a simple approach to government. I am often the one who has stirred the pot over the years, and have the scars to prove it.
The quote above has always been one of my favorites. Too often, I believe government finds ways to justify itself for going beyond its bounds. Although it takes a variety of services to strengthen a community and take care of it's citizens, too often it finds itself in gray areas. This is why my information is simple and my fliers and signs are Black and White.
I have lived in So SL for over 40 years and have raised 6 children here, am a small local business owner, politically independent, concerned over building community and am one who, like so many others in our community, knows the financial realities of living week to week.
Perhaps these honest disclosures may not be the most professional introduction for somebody running for mayor. But like many in this city facing the same challenges, I understand how hard it is to stay ahead of the bills.