VOTE411, a project of the national League of Women Voters, is "committed to ensuring voters have the information they need to successfully participate in every election. Whether it's local, state or federal, every election is important to ensuring our laws and policies reflect the values and beliefs of our communities."
They recently conducted a candidate survey for the voters of Boone County. Over the next couple of days, I'd like to share with you my responses. Here is the first question.
Why are you qualified to serve in this office?
I have served Boone County in this capacity for the last eight years, leading efforts to better align systems and share data to reduce the number of detainees with mental illness in our county jail, while ensuring the safety of the general public.
I have utilized my training as a lawyer, a mediator, and an arbitrator to craft policies and procedures to improve our purchasing process and make it ever more accountable and transparent; to decrease the rate at which children of color are referred to the juvenile system by instead finding alternatives to detention; to ensure that all voices are heard and regulations are followed when land use issues are raised.
I have worked with regional and national groups to bring resources to Boone County to promote upward mobility, and I have fiercely advocated for policies that promote ethics in government.
All of my responses to this Vote411 survey, along with those of my opponent can also be found here.