Thursday, August 18, 2022

I'm Running for Re-Election This November

I am incredibly grateful to the people of Clayton who have allowed me to serve as their Councilmember over the last four years. I am an active CPA working in private industry, the Treasurer of my small HOA, an East Bay native, and a Clayton resident for the past 13 years.

It has been a great experience meeting and talking to folks around town and doing my best to represent my fellow Claytonians. While I am only one of five Councilmembers, I’m proud to have shepherded quality of life improvements at Regency and Rialto, improvements to traffic and pedestrian safety near our schools, and helped increase transparency in communications and community engagement. I am running for re-election to ensure the Council listens to the residents they represent and to preserve the character and charm of our city.  We need strong organizational leadership for Clayton to continue to be a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

Currently the city’s biggest challenge is fiscal sustainability. This Council has refused to make any cuts to address our budget shortfalls. Choosing deficit spending rather than reducing expenditures has exacerbated the problem. If we do not reduce our expenses the majority on the Council will try to raise your taxes.

We need solutions that address our structural issues without increasing the tax burden on our residents. If elected, I hope the people of Clayton allow me to use my voice and experience in private industry to make the changes needed to balance our budget while continuing to provide the services that make Clayton a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

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