We all know the saying, ” There is no I in TEAM.” This is especially true in local government.

Your local government is the most critical political structure that directly impacts your day to day life. There are many different boards in the county; Board of Commissioners, Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Authority, Industrial Building Authority, Paulding County Airport Authority, and Board of Education, and we must all work together to achieve the goals set out for our county.

Local Government controls public safety budgeting, water and sewer, roads and bridges, licensing and permitting, and many others. We owe it to ourselves and our future generations to collaborate and welcome ideas. If we consult our faith and conservative moral values, I have no doubt Paulding County can be a great place for the foreseeable future.

It will be my extreme pleasure to bring the TEAM Paulding spirit to the board of commissioners. The T.E.A.M (Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Responsibility, Transparency) Paulding slogan hanging in the Board of Commissioners meeting room created by Dave Carmichael, the Commission Chairman, is an excellent representation of the mindset needed to move us forward.

As your Post 1 Commissioner, I will work hand in hand with your elected leaders to better our local economy. I know we may not agree on everything, but we can all agree to listen and give each idea valuable consideration.