Issues of Public Concern

Affordable Housing

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 I believe everyone deserves housing that is affordable, regardless of their income. People should not have to make a choice between rent and food, yet this is the reality of many Madison citizens. Affordable Housing is tied to making a living wage as well a sound transportation system. 

Public Safety

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Crime and public safety are major concerns of residents of Districts 7, as well as most Madison residents. As Alder, I will work to build partnerships between citizens and the Madison Police Department at the neighborhood level to address the complex issues of public safety. I will be in constant communication with residents, listening to their concerns and keeping them up-to-date on trends, programs and other public safety information.  Enhancing public safety will take all of us in the community, not just additional police officers.

Sense of Community

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 I believe communities are important because they allow people to interact with each other, share experiences, develop valued relationships and work toward a common goal. Getting to know new people is a powerful part of our lives in the Madison community. I look forward to working with my neighbors to encourage and build a strong sense of connection and community.

Economic Vitality

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I believe the most important way a city encourages healthy economic development is by building a supportive environment that is attractive to business, especially small business.    

As Alder, I will work with the city and its partners to help steer resources towards development initiatives that fit with our city’s long-range plans to add productive, high-value jobs to our economy. I will be an advocate for great schools, a plan for sustainable growth and, most importantly, a minimal amount of bureaucratic red tape for businesses trying to get off the ground.

Fiscal Responsibility

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While no one likes to pay taxes, it is the mechanism used by government to provide basic safety and community systems. That being said, I will work to minimize tax increases through being fiscally responsible with the tax revenue. 

Transportation

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Improving the city's accessibility to public transportation is imperative to the prosperity of Madison. Access to public transportation could be the difference between surviving and thriving.   

  

As Alder, I will work to build a community where everyone can thrive. Transportation and affordable housing are two vital parts of realizing equality in our city.