Because Respect Matters
The public's input. I will work for you!
Protecting our drinking water.
Taxpayers' dollars with streamlined budgeting.
Other local officials and their staffs.
Protecting our community during this pandemic will take more than masks and social distancing. Looking to the future, we also need local elected officials who will make informed decisions that protect our health and essential resources.
While we are still in this pandemic, we should seek and follow the guidance of health professionals.
It's important to re-establish civility and respect for all views in County Commission meetings and in the meetings of all other county boards and commissions that answer to the County Commission. While disagreements about policy will always exist, it's the responsibility of decision makers to listen thoughtfully and courteously.
All county officials must abide by Wyoming's Public Meetings and Public Records laws. This includes conducting county business openly and providing documents that require the Commissioner's consideration with adequate time to review. While measures to protect the public during the pandemic make normal operations difficult, every effort should be made to carry out county business in public and to encourage public input.
Protecting our drinking water is essential! I support strengthening county zoning laws to eliminate further nonconforming development within the Aquifer Protection Overlay Zone and installing monitoring wells for early detection of contaminants, as recommended by the Casper Aquifer Protection Plan.
The Tumbleweed gas station threatens our clean drinking water. Because Tumbleweed is operating with 50+ year old underground tanks and recently failed to report a possible fuel leak, Tumbleweed should be prohibited from
expanding beyond its current size or scope. I strongly support the installation of a network of monitoring wells as recommended by the Casper Aquifer Plan. I am eager to work with the city to get this done!
My take on these issues:
With lower state revenues, our county's budget will require more efficient spending. I will work with county and city personnel to identify ways to reduce redundant costs and services without compromising those services.
Law enforcement is a necessary part of society. That said, the death of Robbie Ramirez was an avoidable tragedy. I support measures toward transparency and accountability in county law enforcement, including creating a community oversight board to establish meaningful policing reforms and that is trained to address citizen complaints.
Tie Rail Wind Project
Because of lower mineral revenues, the county will need to explore new industries such as alternative energy development. Solar and wind projects might be such choices. The Tie Rail Wind Project would generate much needed county revenue. However, the county should consider proposed additions to zoning regulations such as, minimum distance and lighting.
There are rural areas that can be developed to allow for increased availability of affordable housing. Development of these areas should foster a rural environment and tie into available infrastructure.
Because county commissioners represent all citizens of Albany County,
including the 85% of Albany County residents who live in Laramie.
The general election is November 3, 2020
Absentee ballots will be sent out beginning Sept. 18, 2020
To request an absentee ballot click here
or call Albany County Clerk at: 307-721-2546