Leadership Through Accountability
I am running for Thornton City Council (Ward 3) because I am tired of seeing negative political discourse ruining our interpersonal relationships. It has caused division among friends and colleagues; nothing seems to get done. Politicians are afraid to reach across the political aisle. I am not scared; I will stand up for our community and do what is right. I will hold myself accountable to the people of Thornton because that is what's right and what a leader is expected to do.
My entire 14-year career has been spent serving the public. As a police officer, I have the pleasure of working and interacting with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. We work together to find collaborative, innovative, and resilient solutions to real-world problems. I am a dynamic relationship builder that can bring people together. I believe in innovative and forward-thinking policies while maintaining fiscal budgetary responsibilities.
Police and Fire Emergency Services are core functions that the City of Thornton provides for its citizens. Well-trained, properly equipped Police Officers and Fire Emergency Personnel results in professional services to the citizens of Thornton. Everyone is entitled to feel safe, secure, and confident their needs will be met in the event of an emergency.
Infrastructure can be broken down into three main parts:
Water: Which encompasses the delivery mechanisms and quality.
Transportation: The overall availability of the RTD Commuter Train, road maintenance and traffic mitigation.
Energy: Increasing Thornton’s utilization of renewable resources, promoting energy efficient technologies that not only save the citizens money, but are beneficial to the environment.
Economic development is vital to the continued health and growth of Thornton. We need to create a long-term vision with our own community identity. A robust local economy by encouraging a diverse array of jobs, unified housing; shopping, cultural, entertainment and restaurant districts. We also need to create city policies that are appealing to small business which encourage growth and reinvestment into Thornton.