In the military, I learned “safety first.” Safety enables us to live confidently and without fear.
One of my goals is to keep our roads and traffic safe. I want to work with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to minimize construction footprints and to ensure proper remuneration for work done during low-traffic times. I want our traffic lights to be “smart” lights that contribute to solutions not frustrations.
Another aspect of safety is law and order. I back the blue. I am thankful for our police officers and for their incredible work on a daily basis. A healthy police force seeks community accountability and establishes deep roots in local neighborhoods.
A third aspect of safety is stewardship of the environment. I love how Virginians value clean air and pristine parks. We love our lakes and waterways and take pride in the beauty of our land. We know the importance of preventing overdevelopment while also investing in renewable resources and sustainable energy. The same ingenuity we apply to oil rigs and fracking, we can apply to solar and hydrogen energy.
By improving our roads and traffic, backing the blue, and exploring renewable energy, we will go a long way toward securing public safety for ourselves and others. After all, isn’t that why America was established?
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America” (Preamble to the Constitution).