I spent 28 years as a public servant in emergency medical services, serving 10 of those years as a volunteer firefighter. I worked alongside police officers for most of those years. Police officers, firefighters and emergency medical providers have a special place in my heart. We need to ensure that our public servants have adequate training, equipment, financial support, and benefits/pensions. I believe it is also important to note that public service in our communities includes more than emergency medical and fire services. We have teachers, government workers and many more who work hard for our communities every day. I view these hard working citizens as family and will represent them well in the legislature.
I will also work hard to ensure our communities are safe for everyone. This includes taking a hard look at gun violence in our country and in our communities. I own firearms. I enjoy hunting and sport shooting. My family and I have attended firearms safety classes to ensure we use our guns in the safest way possible. I take great care to keep my guns and ammunition safely locked away when I'm not using them. As your legislator, I will support reasonable and common sense firearms policies that protect our citizens without infringing on the rights of law-abiding gun owners.