: Only list schools from which you’ve graduated and/or earned degrees. Please indicate if currently attending.) (
you’ve completed a certificate program, please list in “Other” row and indicate certificate obtained.)
Should you be
elected, what are three specific areas you’d like to change, address, improve or further research, and how
specifically would you go about it?
Advocate for small businessesAs a member of COSE Government Advocacy Committee, we examine state or federal regulations and bills that if legislated, may impact small businesses negatively. By having a cost/benefit analysis attached to the bills introduced intothe legislature, we assure that our voice is expressed to the legislators to ensure that unnecessary or over-regulation doesnot occur. In essence, let the small business owner manage and grow his business without government intrusion.Advocate for Healthcare ReformAs a healthcare specialist, I am interested in Medicaid reform and healthcare reform. Since a third of the state budget isconsumed with healthcare costs, and the likelihood of families and individuals eligible for Medicaid coverage goingforward, it is important to have the technology in place that streamlines the system to provide reimbursement to theservice providers and ease in tracking those enrolled.Promote government efficiencyServing as a trustee of a township enabled me to look for cost savings in our energy, utilities, insurance and healthcarepremium expenses. I look for collaborative efforts with other private or public sector entities to maximize the savings of expenses for government operations to save the tax payers dollars. Some examples would be with Efficientgovnow, whichseeks collaborative projects that benefit communities and save taxpayer dollars. COSE is another example of using grouppurchasing power from the private sector businesses just like the Ohio Township Association provides resources forgovernment agency savings. I would work with the Ohio chamber of commerce as well as local chambers to ensure thatareas have resources to assist local business and that the state website through the Secretary of State office and the CSIensures ease in navigating the web site to get answers to business owner
s requests and needs. __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________
Whether for past accomplishments or future goals, why should voters elect you?I am pragmatic. If there is a pot of money, and you divvy it up, you still have only so much money. The public insists that thestate make it last and allocate it appropriately. In other words, live within your means, and if yo
u can’t buy everything now, then
be strategic about planning and implement projects in phases based on anticipated revenue.
School/city/state Years Degree-Subject orCertificate
High School West GeaugaChesterland, OH3 High School DiplomaCollege Cleveland State U.Cleveland, OH4 Bachelor of ArtsGraduate Cleveland StateU.,Cleveland, OH2 Masters, PublicAdministration