The City of La Center needs new leadership, new focus, and new ideas. Counting on the cardrooms and the new hotel for funding is not planning. A city that is building housing at the rate we are needs services like a grocery store and a hardware store. Working families should not have to drive to another city to obtain necessities.
“Image is what people think we are. Integrity is what we really are.”
– John C Maxwell –
My family and I moved to La Center in 2013. I graduated from Columbia River High School in 1993 and began working for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office full time in 1998.
During that time, I worked assignments in patrol, narcotics, search and rescue and swat. I was a patrol sergeant from 2008 to 2015, while holding collateral duties as a swat team member and search and rescue coordinator.
In 2015 I was promoted, and my first assignment was central precinct commander. In 2017 I moved to special operations where I returned to swat and search and rescue as the unit commander. I also managed marine patrol and traffic detectives among other collateral assignments.
I have experience in labor relations and contracts, authoring policies, vendor contracts and requests for proposals.
I returned to school in 2019 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Governors University in Human Resources management.
I am currently the administrative commander responsible for internal affairs, background investigations and training.
“It is easy to make promises. It is hard work to keep them.”
– Boris Johnson –
Where is La Center headed?
La Center is a great community to raise a family in. We have quality schools, parks, and trails. But where is La Center headed?
The last few years have been challenging. The closure of the card rooms and the pandemic have exposed that there is a narrow source for city funding. To be more resilient, we must investigate new possibilities for revenue. The funding we do have must be managed to fully support city services. Relying on contractors and grants is expensive and not sustainable.
I see a need for a new perspective in the City Council. We need leadership that can see what working families desire in their community. The City of La Center will benefit from new ideas, new motivation, and new leadership.
Difficult situations and tough decisions have been a large part of my career. I will use that experience to bring a new perspective to the Council for the City of La Center. I will ask the tough questions and do my best to ensure the City of La Center to remains a great place to raise a family.
I ask for your vote to revitalize our community.