And, at the end, I don’t want to look back with regret: regret that I just watched TV, while all that we cherish was ruined. Frankly, I finally became too tired of watching political programs and getting depressed and angry. I wanted to do something about it.
I decided to become an active participant in the political process, as my father did before me, and really work to “turn things around.”
Someone has to fight the madness. Enough is enough. Moreover, I want to look back on my life and no that what I did counted for something, and that “I did all that I could and held nothing back.”
After all, we only get one shot.
Political policy is my passion. I come by it naturally. My grandfather was a Tulsa County Commissioner in Oklahoma in the 1960s. Politics was also an interest of my father, who ran in the Oklahoma Republican primary for the United States Senate in the summer of 1964. He was a big Barry Goldwater fan. My dad also ran for Moffat County commissioner in the 1990s.
Our nation is not going in a positive direction and hasn’t for sometime now. Not only is that effecting our country – it’s a effecting our county. Our local Moffat County economy is suffering due to poor policies and decision making at the state and federal levels.
There is nothing better than the feeling of going to bed at night, knowing that you did something that day to actually make a difference. As Moffat County Commissioner, I love that feeling – and it happens more often than you’d think. Yes, County Commissioners are among the few who really are able to “get things done,” as long as they’re giving it their full try. And I am.
Time and again, Moffat County residents come up to me and say, “Thank you.” They deeply appreciate that someone is fighting for them, and I love the fight – so it’s a win-win.
I’m very proud of my fellow Moffat County residents, and their sound decision making (not to mention good ol’ common sense). Moffat residents as a whole love freedom, small government, low taxes and independence. They really embody the spirit of the West – the spirit that made America great.
When you are doing the right things, for the right reasons, it makes all the difference. My record shows this, and I will continue to use this principle to guide me in future office. Learn more about my fight for Moffat County here.