THE ISSUE:

In a district as large and varied as ours, public safety takes on many forms. From wildfire management to elder care, we face unique challenges due to geography, access, low population densities, lack of connectivity and much more.

THE PLAN:

First, we need to recognize that rural connectivity is a public safety issue. I will work on multiple fronts to ensure that the first responder in our district have the ability to communicate no matter where they are. Second, I will promote inter agency coordination and communication to ensure our citizens aren’t left in need due to arbitrary boundaries on a map. Next, I will ensure we are utilizing all programs, State and Federal designed to assist rural communities like ours with infrastructure, training, equipment and resources. By addressing public safety in a holistic manner and including the community and ancillary agencies into the discussion we can better serve all the member of our district.