TAXES

Lets Lower Tax Ra...

Its your money and you should keep more of it and decide how you want to spend it. I live beside you and as your neighbor I am subject to the same taxes. I will fight for us. I believe we can fight wasteful spending and eliminate it. I believe a tax is a tax by any other name, it doesn't matter if you call it a fee, a special assessment, or revenue this is a tax and this is money out of our pockets.

I will be making sure Iowans are getting the most from their tax dollars and keeping more of their hard earned money.

ECONOMY

Pro-Employee and ...

I am proud of my skill as a welder, fabricator and car builder. My Grandfather, Father, and Brother were all Union Sheet Metal Workers, so I know how a great career like this can provide for a family. Its important to me to help encourage a new generation of skilled laborers and teach kids who are adept to hands on jobs and want to pursue these careers. Good qualified trades people are always in high demand here in Ottumwa, and throughout Wapello County. Construction plays a vital role in shaping the built environment and our modern economy. I will work with local high schools our community colleges like Indian Hills, and organizations like SkillsUSA, MikeRoweWorks to educate the men and women who thrive in these roles and to bring these highly skilled workers back to Iowa. the starting salary, fresh out of community college, for these jobs is very high. Construction Workers in Iowa earn a median salary of $33,950 per year. Salaries typically start from $23,640 and go up to $52,250. Lets mentor these kids and give them our support.

ECONOMY

The virtues of ti...

Iowans are frugal, they hate waste and they want their leaders to be good stewards of their money. As a fellow Iowan I feel the same way. When it comes to our budget that means "living within our means," "keeping our fiscal house in order," "not spending money we don't have on things we don't need." As your representative I will put these principals into action.