Infrastructure is the key to building a well-connected future for the State of Arkansas. The explosive growth of Northwest Arkansas means we must start planning for the future, today.
As a Fayetteville City Council Member, I helped create a 20-year growth plan for the city, committed us to move to 100% clean energy, expanded our trails and sidewalks, and kept our regional mass transit funded.
Growth must not come at the cost of clean air and clean water. I've worked hard to make sure we protect our sensitive watersheds and make our development low-impact.
My rural upbringing and my urban adult life make me uniquely familiar with the importance of a good transportation network. I understand how critical it is to have good road systems that allow urban commuters to spend less time stuck in traffic and allow the flow of goods and services in our state's agricultural centers.
But infrastructure is more than just roads and bridges. We rank 48th in the nation when it comes to broadband internet access, and 230,000 people lack wired internet. We need to fix this if we want to attract the jobs of the future, and modernize our healthcare and education.
If elected as your State Representative, I will work to ensure Arkansas remains the "Land of Opportunity" for everyone through responsibly planned infrastructure development.