I am a firm believer in personal property rights and the equal application of county zoning regulations. I love small businesses and I have a profound respect for the entrepreneurs that are willing to take a chance to achieve their dreams. I feel that the idea of a "government of the people, by the people, for the people" is slowly slipping away and we need to re-capture that idea that our forefathers gifted us. I love this county and I would like to see responsible growth that satisfies the economic growth we need while also preserving the rural nature of our county. Our children need to be taught in a manner that will prepare them to be successful in the real world where their merits, skills and abilities are the determining factors in their success.