Serving on the Whatcom County Council is an inspiring experience. I meet wonderful people and learn about the diverse issues affecting our County. It is a great privilege to do this work and help lead our community.
I believe we all want safe streets, clean water, meaningful employment, and good schools. Local government works to make it happen. In addition to basic infrastructure and essential County services, the Council is critically involved in issues that will affect this community for generations - a new jail, water rights, and a coal port.
With your help, I will continue to bring my experience as a businessman, dedication as an environmentalist, and my skills as an engineer. I will listen to everyone and lead responsibly.
When dealing with the challenges facing Whatcom County, we can not afford to have reckless ideologues bringing DC-style dysfunction to Whatcom County.
I pledge to be responsible to our principles and values; responsible for the finances of the citizens and taxpayers; responsible for the environment and our natural resources; responsible to businesses, to the less-fortunate, to our children, and to their future.