PA House, HD-171
I am an everyday working person who has lived in rural communities for most of my life. I come from a military and working class family and we prided ourselves on being direct and honest. From my parents, it was instilled in me to work hard and using common sense can help people achieve the goals of bold ideas. From my wife, I have learned how to communicate and listen better because we are a team. From my kids, I have learned patience and to take the time to find the humor in the situations that life helps create. My family makes me a better person and leader.
During my time as a local elected official, our small municipality has accomplished many things to improve the lives of our residents such as: advocated for and gotten reliable rural broadband (up to 1 gigabit speeds), installed a solar array to save taxpayer dollars long-term, established paid parental leave for our employees, improved municipal infrastructure, pay our employees a living wage and expanded their benefits, and lowered taxes. I am a relentless advocate for working people and I want to see Harrisburg invest more in our communities.