Arizona is in an educational crisis and one of the main goals in retaining my seat in the House of Representatives is to continue to help to solve this problem. I have over 30 years of experience in education, rising from teacher to construction supervisor to consultant to School District Superintendent. Additionally I have earned a Doctorate in Education (Curriculum and Instruction), a Master of Science (Construction Management), a Master of Arts (Supervision and Administration) and a Bachelor of Arts (Vocational Education); all of which means I can relate to the struggles of the unskilled worker or the college graduate, the administrator wrestling with a budget or even the electrician trying to deal with new city codes.
I have more than a lifetime of experience in and around education and the industries that support it ; NOW is the time for me to capitalize on my experience and education to benefit the COMMUNITY.
As I already mentioned, EDUCATION is my top priority along with quality of life initiatives such as: democratic participation, access to healthcare, a safe and clean environment, living wage jobs, affordable housing and reducing mass incarceration. I would love to be a part of making Arizona Number 1 in Education, NOT Incarceration.
Most importantly, I bring honesty and integrity to the issues within my district which include: water policy, roads and infrastructure and stable employment. I currently serve on the Land, Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Transportation and Infrastructure committees in the House.