My family and I have lived in Santa Clarita for 35 years. We love it here. In 1983 we came here because of the good schools and safe environment.
Over the years Santa Clarita has grown. A lot of things have changed, but good schools and public safety have not. I want to continue to keep Santa Clarita a place that thrives by protecting and investing in the things that matter.
I had the pleasure of meeting with the United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Congressman Steve Knight arranged the visit on the campus of College of the Canyons. The main topic of discussion: how to prevent fires and how to better respond to them. The Secretary wanted our input. Representatives of our city (Mayor Weste, Mayor Pro Tem McLean), our county and our state were in attendance as well as first responders. Good to have an honest exchange of ideas.
Big projects are coming to Santa Clarita and with big projects come better paying jobs. I am passionate about bringing more jobs to Santa Clarita. The cost of living is continually rising, and more and more people have to travel long distances to work at good jobs that afford them the ability to support their families. I am working with our City Council, the Economic Development Corporation and local businesses to bring those high paying jobs here to Santa Clarita. Our city needs to be job friendly and that starts with us.
My plan is to grow jobs in our community by helping our local businesses first. I am a strong proponent of providing small business owners with employee training programs, access to capital, knowledge, and business management skills. I’m a former Fortune 500 business executive and small business owner. I understand the need to help our local businesses succeed. As a business consultant I helped hundreds of Santa Clarita entrepreneurs start, grow and succeed in their firms.
Many people say California is not a business friendly state. We are changing that. This year already we are seeing new developments throughout Santa Clarita. We are bringing jobs to Santa Clarita and we are supporting local businesses.
I’m running to keep my seat on the City Council and to continue the great progress we have concerning economic growth. I need your support. I’m asking for your vote on November 6th.
Seniors are more active than ever. I am a strong supporter of our new senior center and all the modern experiences it will provide for our seniors.
Lifelong learning requires books, magazines and newspapers yes, but it also requires computers and internet access as well as access to professors and expert speakers in many different areas of learning.
My plan is to provide seniors with those things and many more.
Veterans are people who served our country and have earned the right to whatever help we can give them.
My plan is to help provide funding and volunteers for the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative and other organizations that serve our veterans.
I am committed to address the needs of veterans including jobs, job skills training, college courses, medical services and housing assistance
Arts enrich and inspire us. They promote true prosperity.
The Arts are not the first thing that comes to mind when preparing a budget for a city. Other things are considered more important. Yet, a city is not serving its citizens well when it doesn’t adequately fund an arts program.
Santa Clarita needs a cultural arts center, a historic museum and a convention center. I promise to work to help make those things a reality.