I will continue to make motions to eliminate anything out of the county budget that’s paid for by hard-working taxpayers. We have to get back to a lean government, we have to get back to a cost-effective government, and you might agree that in the next few years we are going to be looking at a ever increasing paying taxes.

One of my most important duties as a commissioner is to make sure I stand up for those small businesses and those families that are paying those bills and do everything I can to hold down the cost.