A Sustainable, Healthy Economy

I plan to foster sustainable, healthy economic growth through supporting:

  • Existing businesses and making sure they are happy and have the tools they need to succeed

  • Work with local organizations and the state to help recruit and attract new businesses that will fit in our terrain and our future needs

  • Identify businesses that will help create better paying jobs and balance a healthy tax base 

  • Improvements to quality of life, community amenities and facilities, parks and trails systems and schools.

  • Outdoor, bourbon, and sports tourism 

  • Work with state to revisit the capital tax so Frankfort doesn't carry the burden of the other 119 Kentucky counties

  • Curriculum and pipeline for workforce development

As the only candidate who has built and managed a successful business and who has Fiscal Court experience as a current magistrate, I have the experience that matters to address these issues. I bring people together to get things done and help our community prosper. 

Business & Tourism

Economic Development through supporting businesses and tourism:

  • Existing businesses and making sure they are happy and have the tools they need to succeed

  • Work with local organizations and the state to help recruit and attract new businesses that will fit in our terrain and our future needs

  • Identify businesses that will help create better paying jobs and balance a healthy tax base 

  • Outdoor, bourbon, and sports tourism 

Utilities

Economic Development through utilities:

  • Existing developed areas with antiquated septic systems need sewer, especially when located near waterways; while other areas need infill development instead of sprawl. Sewers are costly both short and long term and should be focused to areas where they are most needed. 

  • Fiscal Court is currently working with Frankfort Plant Board so every Franklin County address will have broadband within the next two years.

Education

Economic Development through supporting education:

  • Creating more competitive and successful education institutions will support our local public schools.

  • Help strengthen alternative post high school educational opportunities 

  • The County should work with the state to find a solution for the non-taxable, state owned buildings which account for $750 million of tax exempt property in Franklin County. Franklin County has many state tax exempt properties.  

  • Work with independent and public schools to help career targeting and helping guide and inspire students for their futures, as well as our future work force.