I am a fierce supporter of small government and transparency. The role of the elected official should be to carry out the will of the people. The issues I plan to focus on in District 90, as well as the state of Kentucky, will improve economy, healthcare, and the standard of living.
Through my experiences running several successful small businesses in Eastern Kentucky, I have already worked to make strides in these areas without being a politician, simply because these matters are important to me. Many opportunities have been already been bestowed on me by the people of District 90; as the President of the Hyden-Leslie Chamber of Commerce, and an active member of the ARH Regional Board, Trails of Leslie County, Housing Development Alliance, and the Leslie County Community Foundation, I have learned the needs of our communities. Being elected as your State Representative would allow me to continue and expand this important work, and I would like to be specific and transparent about my goals with you - the voters and tax-payers.
(WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND JOB CREATION)
Government does not create jobs, the private sector does. My job as your State Representative will be to reduce overbearing government mandates and heavy-handed regulation. I want to promote District 90 as a place where businesses thrive and new businesses can start. We need to protect our jobs in the coal mines while also creating economic diversification by bringing new types of jobs to the region. I plan to contribute to job creation and workforce development in the following ways:
“The best social program is a job.” Ronald Reagan
The importance of high-quality healthcare in our state, and especially our region, is imperative. Being employed in the healthcare field, I have seen first-hand the inadequacies of the current health care system. I see high premiums, over-reaching government mandates placed on providers, and lack of transparency- and the patient suffers. This is not acceptable; we need a system that works for the people, not the insurance companies. In addition to an overhaul of our healthcare system, I want to fight the drug epidemic that has affected so many in our area. We can no longer afford empty rhetoric by politicians, we need action; these are some of the actions I plan to take to help the people of District 90:
While my main focus will be on the economy and healthcare, I will also support and fight for these other issues that are important to me.
The issues and plans outlined above are ones I feel confident and competent in being able to execute and support as your State Representative. For information and discussion about other issues important to you, I am always available to listen. My goal is to be honest and forthcoming with you. I humbly ask for your vote and support.
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