Shelby County needs prosperity over politics and public service over public entitlement.
I am honored to serve on the Shelby County Commission and am asking for your vote and support in helping me continue representing District 13. Since winning election in August of 2012, I have been working to create jobs, improve our schools, and reduce taxes.
Chief among my concerns is lowering the property tax rate. I am the chair of the Economic Development and Tourism Committee and have been meeting with key leaders throughout the community to formulate strategies that will result in more jobs and greater economic development.
With over twenty years of business experience and having been a speaker at several international conferences, my strengths are in planning, analysis, building consensus, and managing change in an ambiguous environment. I am using these skills to lead and manage the change that is needed to address the challenges facing Shelby County. I am working to drive improvements that will result in building jobs and greater opportunities for the future. My attention to detail and financial acumen will be used to ensure taxpayer money is spent wisely and I will work to bring more efficiency to government spending.
Growing up, I developed an appreciation for the outdoors and community service through my participation in the Boy Scouts. I was active in Scouting throughout my youth and was awarded Eagle Scout. In the Greater Memphis area I am a participant in many community groups including Livable Memphis, the Wolf River Conservancy, the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, and the Sierra Club.
I have been a member of Rotary and am currently a member of the Kiwanis Club. I have been a volunteer with the Memphis PREP program and have served as Chairman of the Ridgeway High School Based Decision Making Council.
I am grateful for all the blessings I have and am looking forward to continuing to serve as your County Commissioner.