As a mother and a teacher, I see first hand everyday the value of public education. We must increase our investment in public education in order to lower class size, and adequately provide services to our diverse populations.
My family and I chose to live in our community because of the outstanding recreational activities. In order to protect our quality of life, we need to support a healthy living environment with better air quality and access to clean, open public lands.
As our area continues to grow, we must implement smart planning that fits our community. We have too much traffic and congestion on our major thoroughfares. As our tourist economy is increasing, we must collaborate with state and local government to make sure we implement smart growth.