Putnam County Commissioner, District 3

Issues

3 Most Important Issues

This is by far the hardest question to answer since our issues include but most definitely are not limited to: Our quality of life and health rankings Well, our rankings across the board, really Flooding Our lack of a vision Our horrible road conditions The lack of available internet in 2018 Our reputation and our…

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Rodman Reservoir

I believe we should have as little of an impact as possible on our natural environment. There are many, many, environmental consequences of dams including the direct impact to the biological, chemical, and physical properties of our river and surrounding environments. Dams: Have led to the extinction of many fish and other aquatic species Have…

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Why Vote for Me?

Many of you probably know me through my volunteer time, and many of you might know me through my family or from growing up here. Either way, most of you that do know me, know that I am focused on creating a better environment for my children to grow up in. I’m a 7th generation…

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Steps to Make Government More Open and Accessible

We should catch up to 2018 and start using the internet and technology to focus on engaging citizens on the issues the county faces and by providing responsive services. We should have a website that includes a portal where residents can submit questions, complaints, and requests. This is with the hopes that better utilization of…

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Roadside Mowing, Ditches & Culverts

There are many issues with trying to maintain some of these programs as a county such as: It takes more time and money for the government to do anything. Our equipment is constantly malfunctioning prematurely, and we must bear the cost of fixing and maintaining it. Some of our equipment is simply inadequate for the…

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Barge Port

We need to provide the necessary port infrastructure to support cargo and a cruise. And, we need to do this in an orderly manner that meets the needs of our area. We can maximize the tourism industry with cruise and ferry operations, while at the same time managing the volume of passengers to sustain the…

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Putnam County’s Greatest Asset

I know I’m supposed to say the people, but I don’t entirely agree with that. People can be detrimental, and cause chaos, and people come and go with the next person doing whatever they please. I think our greatest resource is the natural resources we have to offer, our rivers, our lakes, and our trails.…

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Our Landfill

All of the solutions I’ve heard so far go right back to relying on the outside to save us, and I don’t want to be known as the dumping grounds for other counties. We should assemble a citizens’ advisory committee to perform rate studies and study the numbers from our past to use as a…

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Our Road Conditions

To me, it seems like another department that could use an efficiency update. Good roads are crucial to our growth and our development. Offering good roads will attract future businesses and families, and will help with the retention of the businesses and families we already have. It would also allow for better access of emergency…

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Bringing New Business to Putnam County

All of the attention has been put toward finding someone from the outside to save us. We need to start focusing on the existing population we have, we need to encourage more businesses through the human capital we already have to offer, we need to streamline the process of where to go and where to…

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