I believe strongly in maintaining safe, structurally sound streets so they do not fail in the long haul. The ratio of the cost of 7 to 1 to install a new road versus maintaining an existing one is key to how we budget for our roads. Infrastructure also involves effective stormwater systems, safe sidewalks, and bridges. Having places to play and gather is important to a thriving city as well. Skilled at advocating for resources and investment opportunities at the state and federal level, I have supported our strong relationships with officials at the local, state and federal level. As your “Go-To-Councilmember” the citizens can count on me to leverage my knowledge of the legislative and congressional processes to advocate for support to maintain our strong infrastructure providing basic services within Spokane Valley. Due to the fine work by staff and City Council, we have major projects underway and added new parkland to our City.