"Job creation is the number one priority for our State. The State needs to create an atmosphere which allows old and new businesses to flourish. This can be done with stable tax rates and reducing over burdensome regulations as well as the overall cost of doing business. This is imperative for the State."
Roads and Infrastructure:
"To have a vibrant economy, the state needs world class transportation infrastructure. A balanced road funding solution was completed last year. The next step should be to find savings in other areas of the budget to further repair our aging infrastructure. Infrastructure improvements must be a top state priority."
Efficient and Effective Government:
"As a CPA who spent 24 years in private industry, I firmly believe that there are always opportunities to reduce the cost of doing business. Government should be no different. The State needs to continuously work to reduce the overall cost of government by evaluating programs for effectiveness and always working to lower the cost of delivering services. I saw this first hand in my own Township, where we balanced our budget, had no debt and have not seen an increase in taxes in 19 years while continuing to provide and improve upon the services our residents need."
"Under the State Constitution we are mandated to provide an education for our citizens. In all the decisions made around fulfilling this mandate, we must remember that the first priority is to do what is best for the children of the State. If all stakeholders approach education in this manner, we will continue to improve the outcomes for our children with educational choice and transparency."