As of 2015, the 7th LD’s economy had not reached pre-recession levels. While the rest of the State has recovered, our economy continues to lag. With stagnant population growth over the past five years along with personal incomes ranking at the bottom of the state the 7th is in desperate need of help.
Innovative partnerships, enhanced broadband connectivity, and public/private sector alliances that focus on green jobs will form the backbone of my plan to bring economic stability and security to our district. By capitalizing on our depressed economic status and leveraging our tremendous natural resources I will fight for our district to become the model for revitalization of rural counties that is both economically and environmentally sustainable.