I believe in the people of Ashe County and protecting what we have while looking to improve where we need improvement.
Open Letter to Ashe County
Thank you for allowing me to take this opportunity to introduce myself. Let me start out by saying that I LOVE Ashe County. My wife and I, along with our children and grandchildren, enjoy ALL that the County has to offer . . . incredible people, beautiful places, and an amazing mountain culture.
I am asking for your vote as Commissioner in the Republican Primary on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. I believe that I have the skills, experience, and willingness to listen and work together with my fellow citizens in protecting and advancing Ashe County as an incredible place to live work and play.
During my 37 year career in the fire service I was fortunate to have served in the capacity of fire chief in two municipalities and in my home town volunteer fire department as well. Upon retiring from the fire service, I started a career with the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway for 7 years working in the capacity of the occupational safety and health manager with collateral duties of structural fire coordinator, facility inspections, and conducting training in the park.
During these 44 years of public service, I sought out numerous opportunities to be engaged in those community activities where I thought I could make an impact in developing collaborative efforts to accomplish goals that would have a positive impact on my local community and state. I think we are better when we work together! Civility matters!
With that being said, I feel strongly that I can contribute in a positive way if elected to serve the citizens of Ashe County. I believe in being fiscally responsible, while protecting our taxpayers by carefully evaluating budget requests that are commensurate with the level of service the taxpayers are willing to pay for. I think we should recruit quality corporate citizens that enhance the property tax base and offer meaningful employments opportunities. I want to support our emergency responders as they continue to provide the highest level of service possible to the citizens of Ashe County.
If elected, I fully intend to be a voice for ALL the citizens of Ashe county. To that end, I humbly ask for your vote on May 17th, 2022.
PS If you have a question or comment, please don't hesitate to use my contact form below. I will be glad to answer any questions.
Everybody has a voice. Listening to different viewpoints is the only way to come to a collaborative solution benefitting the majority while protecting the minority.