• Economic Vitality & Education


Economic Vitality

Let’s face it: a vital state needs a thriving business environment. Businesses provide jobs and jobs are the engine that generate tax revenue and form the foundation of our quality of life.

The state has done little for businesses—particularly the small businesses that create the majority of new jobs.

I am a small businessman. I love working with people, and I make my living by making other people’s lives better.

I love seeing others succeed. That only happens in places with economic vitality—government subsidies are no substitute for genuine business success.

New development needs to mean new sustainable revenue for the state, WITH COMMUNITY INPUT!!!


The key to long-term success for any community is endowing the next generation with the tools and resources they need to build on the successes of prior generations. Education is the foundation upon which our city’s future is built.

We’re simply not doing a good job educating ALL children.

Most people realize that the intercities have one of the WORST achievement gaps. Some kids are doing fine, but students from Latino, African American, Asian and American Indian backgrounds are all falling behind.

There is no excuse for leaving ANY child behind! As Governor, I will dedicate my efforts to expanding educational opportunity for ALL. I believe that ALL children can and must succeed! Our futures depend upon the next generation being better educated than we are.