Small Business Regulations
As a legislator, I will continue to encourage small business growth by removing regulations which interfere with expansion and continue to improve workforce development throughout our state.
Small businesses are the backbone of the economy by creating jobs, leading innovation, and increasing diversity. When you support small local businesses, you are supporting local families and your community.
During the pandemic we saw our federal government shut down small businesses and allow large corporations to stay open and flourish. As an active member of four chambers of commerce in St. Charles County, I was on the front lines with other small local businesses during the pandemic, fighting against mask mandates and business closures.
Local businesses are currently dealing with the high price of gas, which is increases the cost of goods, all while struggling to finding employees. This is playing havoc on their bottom line.
I want to help business owners by lowering taxes and removing government waste leaving more money in the pockets of Missourians.
Supporting the Trades
Skilled tradesmen and women are the ones who built this great nation. The next generation of workers needs a healthy and stable work force, and less predatory student loans. I will work to convey the importance of trades while serving in Jefferson City.
While many Democrats believe taxpayers should pay for college tuition, I disagree. I believe there are lots of opportunities for success other than college. I have talked with many business owners all over St. Charles County and the biggest complaint is not having enough workers to hire. I wanted to be proactive and do something. In 2019 I got together with several business leaders in our community, we came up with an idea to bring high school students and the trades industries together. I then had the privilege to serve on the Executive Committee to bring Build My Future to St. Charles County. Build My Future was an event held at the Family Arena April 2022. It was a collaboration between local school districts and businesses in the trades industries which gives high school students the opportunity to spend a day in the construction industry. This event allowed students to have an interactive showcase, comprised of educational displays, equipment, operations and learning labs all by local industry partners. Because it was such a success in 2022, they have scheduled a two-day event April 26-27, 2023.
Second Amendment Right
From the conception of our country's Constitution, we have been given the right to bear arms. My goal is to continue preserving that right for all citizens and advocate for my district as a constitutionalist.
Lower Taxes & Smaller Government
As a conservative, I will stand strong against burdening tax payers with over taxation practices. Missouri has more money on hand than ever before. I will work hard to push back against the Biden economy that is steering us into a recession, by lowering Missouri taxes.
Fiscal responsibility has been dismissed by our state and federal leaders. It is time to hold our leaders accountable for overspending and unnecessary taxes.
It is time the tax payers get refunds!