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Attorney, Small Business Owner
Keizer Planning Commission, Oregon Capital Planning Commission.
Associate Attorney at O’Donnell & Clark, LLP
Adjunct Instructor, Chemeketa Community College
My wife Shelley and I have lived in Keizer for nearly 21 years, it’s where we’ve chosen to live, work and raise our family. I am passionate about our community and committed to ensuring we have a great future. As an attorney, small business owner, and experienced leader, I will represent the citizens of Keizer by running a transparent, efficient local government, supporting local businesses, making smart decisions about transportation and housing, and promoting balanced development.
Economic growth, smart development and safety. We need to support our small businesses and reduce the over-regulation and unnecessary costs that are hounding them. We need to protect and enhance Keizer’s land supply by responsibly growing Keizer’s urban growth boundary and investing in our public spaces. Lastly, we need to work on solving congestion issues. As more people move to Keizer, but work in Salem, the existing north/south corridor is congested and unsafe.
It is never acceptable that citizens and families are without safe shelter or a roof over their head. We need to address some root causes of homelessness like lack of living-wage jobs, economic instability, lack of accessible, adequate mental health and addiction services, and lack of affordable housing for all income levels. We need to broaden collaboration between community-based organizations, local govt, elected officials, and our homeless population to identify needs and find solutions.
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5+ years on the Keizer parks advisory board
Non-profit founder and chair director
Keizer resident for 23 years
As a millennial, I believe it’s time for our generation to speak up and have a voice in our communities. I have a strong background in technology that can be used to help inform policy to help our city become a more future-focused place that serves our community in new and innovative ways. We can be more prepared for incidents like the 2020 pandemic in the future by adopting more technology friendly policies. I will also hear and speak for the youth in our community that are the future of Keizer
Right now I think the biggest topic is the urban growth boundary. Keizer is a town seeing growth, but having trouble with the best way to do that responsibly. Do we grow out, taking some of the farm land to our north? Or do we grow up, looking for ways to bring in more high-density housing? There’s also been a lot of talk about how we as a city can make a public statement of inclusion. The National conversation of equality has also been happening here, and is starting to be taken seriously.
People without homes are not being cared for appropriately with the options that are available. This results in them looking for shelter in our parks, streets, and sidewalks. Simply forcing them to move will not solve the problem; they must be treated like people and given the support they need to make themselves self-sufficient again. I will promote active support for the organizations and policies that will provide results that are effective in the longer-term and respectful of all people.