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Why I am running for Noblesville City Council

To help my community. As a 32-year resident, Noblesville has given much to me personally and to my family. I see that our community needs help and I believe that I have the skills to fill that need. Our city is in a leadership transition. The new administration will face challenges unlike we have seen before. Local government fiscal pressures are mounting, per capita debt is troubling, and neighboring cities are competing like never before for residents, businesses and recreational opportunities. New leaders will be challenged to do more. Steady experienced hands are needed to help make the key decisions that will impact Noblesville for decades.

Economic Development for Noblesville. Not just jobs, but the right kind of jobs. Employment that is stable for the long-term benefit of the community.

We are not Carmel, Fishers or Westfield. Noblesville has unique physical attributes, history, workforce composition and resource draw. Neighboring cities in Hamilton County have their own niche reputation for attracting businesses. Fishers, high-tech, Carmel, regional professional headquarters and Westfield, hospitality and manufacturing. What is Noblesville’s niche? What can we be known for?

The right leadership will leverage Noblesville’s existing assets and incentive tools available to local government when fiscally sound to do so. The right mix of both will yield the right kind of Economic development.

I believe in Citizen Legislatures. We’ve got full time politicians. We’ve got full time part-time politicians. I think most of us view politicians in a not so favorable light. In our local, state and federal government we see people in the same office not for years but for decades.

Serving in government was never meant to be a lifetime job. Fresh blood brings new eyes, fresh ideas, fresh perspectives, no preconceived notions and an energizing excitement to serving the people.

Locally elected citizens have the biggest opportunity to improve the lives of our neighbors. Citizen legislatures are accountable because they can’t hide. They work alongside and go to church, restaurants and parks with those voters that put them in office. Hiding isn’t an option for citizen legislature. That’s what makes it work as all politics are local.

 

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