That is more than a slogan. I knew I would encounter difficult decisions where the outcome could not please everyone. Not only do I do my best to be informed, I am upfront on where my principles lie.
I think it is important to make a decision by the information I receive compared to a basic principle.
I have an interest in preserving agricultural interests and property rights because those things are what make for a free and independent people. My foundation is in our Washington State Constitution, the Constitution if the United States as well as other founding documents that preserve our God given rights and liberty. That interest and foundation has created a passion that leads me to seek ways to preserve our way of life that includes a the ability to run a business, live independently, and have a strong community.
Exploring solutions to the in-stream flow rule on the Little Spokane River and work with the other counties involved.
Studying all sides of a possible medical and recreational marijuana retail location or ban on retail.
Support a strong community based drug abuse prevention model.
Continued support of county roads open to all-terrain vehicles en route to recreational areas.
Developed wolf policy and coordinate with WDFW on issues that affect public safety, access to information, and protection of domestic animals.
Ensuring grazing allotments are protected and agricultural is preserved.
Established coordination with state and federal agencies.
Initiated the discussion on the transfer of federally managed public lands to the state.
Legislative Steering Committee 2013-2015. In addition to supporting the Washington State Association of County fiscal sustainability policy in Olympia, I testified on bills sponsored by our 7th district legislators, especially those protecting private citizens and agricultural producers.
Member Public Lands Steering Committee with National Association of Counties. Hearing the problems that other counties throughout the west and the solutions they are finding is key information to bring back for discussion here.
State Committeewoman with the Republican Party. Currently on State Platform committee.
If you would like to meet me at another time, please call 509-847-9764.