SEDGWICK COUNTY COMMISSIONER
I was inspired to run for the Sedgwick County Commission because I started to notice ways that our taxpayer dollars were being spent didn’t always necessarily have the taxpayer in mind. It was time to put people at the heart of our decision-making.
WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED A LOT TOGETHER
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & SAFETY
Instrumental in leading development of a plan to streamline behavioral health and addiction recovery services that will improve outcomes and reduce budget impact long-term.
Secured funds to transform the 316 Hotel into permanent supportive housing now called “The Studios”.
Pushed to restart the ICT1 program after the successful pilot program ended.
Secured $125,000 for Senior Services during first budget cycle.
PANDEMIC RESPONSE & RECOVERY
Secured bipartisan support for Public Health efforts to reduce COVID-19 transmission rates and increase vaccination distribution to get our new normal started.
Communicated and secured CARES Funding for local nonprofits, small businesses and our minority communities.
INFRASTRUCTURE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Balanced three county budgets without increasing taxes.
Secured resources to correct a dangerous intersection at 77th and North Broadway.
Lobbied bipartisan support to audit government energy consumption that will save resources long-term.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Pushed for staffing table to include a Diversity and Inclusion officer to build a more inclusive government that accurately reflects the community we serve.
Championed the Commission At-Large policy selection process that creates public and transparent opportunities for women and minority representation to apply.
Created a citizens advisory board to generate outreach and engagement within the community.
A Second Term
We accomplished a lot in this first term but we are far from finished.
Together, we have to be committed to streamlining behavioral health systems and pave a path to rehabilitation instead of imprisonment. We must fund models designed by industry leaders.
Retaining talent means listening to young professionals, all the while seeking guidance from seasoned business leaders. Innovative solutions for economic recovery will need to come from every direction.
We have to be determined to raise the conversation around health disparities across minority populations.
Our people are our greatest asset and we are so fortunate to have a diverse county made up of a wide range of voices. As your Sedgwick County Commissioner I made a promise to myself to keep people at the heart of decision making. That’s what I’ve done and that’s what I intend to do in a second term because you matter.