Ketchikan City Mayor Candidate
3 year term (1 seat vacant)
LEADERSHIP - PERSONAL INTEGRITY - LOCAL GOVERNMENT COOPERATION - OPEN AFFORDABLE GOVERNMENT - JOBS
My highest priority is to promote the economic well being of Ketchikan. A close cooperative relationship must be established between the City and Borough. We need to work as a community team. A strong diverse economy with stable family jobs and businesses is the foundation of our quality community. Healthy businesses and good jobs sustain the quality of our community. I am committed to strengthening the city's economy by promoting policies and actions that support local businesses and attract new business to our community. I am committed to obtaining the infrastructure to attract and keep these businesses, jobs and families in Ketchikan.
I am dedicated to all segments of our current or potential industries (tourism, timber, fishing, and mining). Strong continuing support is needed for development of tourism infrastructure and the shipyard. I will work to diversify our economy.
The City and Borough must work together to encourage economic and amenity development. The bridge to Gravina, utilities to Lewis Reef, and a new arts center are examples. Sewer, water, and power are going to be critical to residential and industrial development and our future.
Citizens must feel they can freely offer their opinions and believe they have been heard about their concerns. As an elected official I work for the public, not myself. Constituents pay for local government and should be treated as the valued customers of municipal services. Government must provide these services efficiently and effectively.
I have the experience, leadership skills, honesty, and personal integrity to represent you as a Mayor of the City of Ketchikan.