Public Safety

As a father of three, nothing is more important to me than the safety of my family. The role of police and other first responders is to keep our communities safe; so it is only logical that as society changes, so must our approach to public safety. We need to provide our emergency services professionals…

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Help for the Homeless

According to this year’s One Night Count, there are over 12,000 people living on the streets of Seattle. Tents and broken RVs fill our streets and sidewalks, all while shelter beds are available.  Meanwhile, organizations like SHARE and WHEEL operate low-barrier tiny home villages, where drugs are allowed and crime runs rampant. Every time a…

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Opioid/Meth Crisis

Our city has given  tacit consent to illegal drug dealers and users. Dealers operate on the streets in broad daylight, taking advantage of our most vulnerable. Needles and other drug paraphernalia are found in the parks where our children play. There is no enforcement, not because of our police, but because of the enabling of…

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Housing Affordability

Seattle has seen unprecedented growth in recent years and that growth has brought major challenges in making sure that Seattlites of all economic standing can afford a decent place to live. The average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in our city is $2,789; this means that your children’s teachers, police officers, firefighters, and nurses are…

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Taxes

The cost of living in Seattle is rising, and while part of that can be attributed to living in a growing city, a significant portion of that is the increasing tax burden being placed on our residents and businesses. We need to learn to live within our means, find creative solutions to problems, and support…

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