As I embark on my campaign I would like to explain my platform.
Unity of Effort. This will be the cornerstone of my campaign. This will transcend my efforts as your County Executive, from Issues with our lakes and waterways, economic development, and efficient operations of county government, Unity as we move forward will be a key to our success. All of our efforts working in unison will bring about great accomplishments.
Fiscal responsibility: It is my goal as county executive to work very hard to create a structurally balanced budget for Chautauqua County. To look at ways to reduce cost and proved the services residents have come to expect from county government. This is not an easy task, but with diligence and effort by all departments heads I feel strongly we can achieve this goal and help the taxpayers throughout the county
Efficient County Government: We are facing unique challenges through out New York state and Chautauqua County is no exception. I will look at our departments and find ways we can share our services and reduce duplication of county services.
Workforce development: This is critical to the future of Chautauqua County. As was discovered there are many jobs here in Chautauqua county for those looking for employment, but some of those jobs require a skillset that some residents do not have. It is my mission to use my 25 years in education, to create links with our local schools, the PTech Academy, JCC and many others to create programs to meet the needs of our local employers.
Dedication: This is one of the most important pieces of my platform. I will continue to be a dedicated champion for the residents of Chautauqua County, to work tirelessly to bring Chautauqua County to the next level. It is my goal for the programs in efficiency, cost reduction and economic development, become models for other counties throughout the entire state.