On The Issues

Roads / Bridges

Valley County roads are a mess. Everyone recognizes it, but nobody is quite sure what to do about it. Valley County has a massive network of roads. This causes complicated and expensive challenges. Ultimately, you can't address this issue without addressing the previous issues: Housing and Fiscal Responsibility.

Fiscal Responsibility

I believe that vision must direct dollars and not the other way around. The County has done some good work on strategic planning. And, there is more to do to connect that strategy to spending.


As a leader in Valley County I will work with Commissioners Thompson and Maupin to set the direction for the identity of the County. The county should develop a marketing strategy to make its identity known clearly to County employees, the local workforce, retirees, and people who come here to relax and play.


It is no secret that living in a tourist destination creates a challenge around affordable housing. Adding to this challenge is the advent of short-term rentals, a growing population in the Treasure Valley of cash-rich individuals from other states looking for a place to invest in real-estate and get-away cabins, and state legislation that sets direction for local control boards.

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