Henderson is the second largest city in Nevada and has big city issues such as homelessness and crime. Keeping Henderson safe is essential for the livelihood of everyone who lives, works, or visits our great city. Our kids need to be safe and feel safe in the schools they attend or the parks and neighborhoods they play in. Our businesses need to have employees and customers know they are safe and eliminate the fear of crime. Visitors and tourists will not come out to our great city if they feel unsafe, so maintaining and improving our public safety is paramount to our economic success. Having low crime rates and quick response times from all our first responders increases property values and makes Henderson an even greater destination to work, start a business, raise a family, and visit. Henderson was voted as the second safest city in America. I believe we can be #1.
PUBLIC SAFETY INFRASTRUCTURE
I believe we can be #1. To achieve Henderson's vision of being, America's Premier Community, it needs to have a Public Safety Infrastructure. This takes effective first responders, wise governance, and community interaction.
EFFECTIVE FIRST RESPONDERS
Effective First Responders' entails supporting our police, fire, and public health representatives with the tools, resources, and support they need to keep our city safe and address the challenges they see on a daily basis. I will always support this! Making sure our first responders and public health representatives have what they need to address the disorder and mental health challenges our city is seeing with crime and homelessness will be a priority.
Wise Governance consists of city officials that serve our community by encouraging smart growth of business and development which supports our growing population in a way that is conducive to keeping our neighborhoods safe and our economy thriving. This includes insightful economic development and recruiting the right types of businesses that bring jobs and opportunities to our residents. Throughout my police career I have seen firsthand how strategic zoning combined with community interaction created the right atmosphere for businesses to thrive under the umbrella of a safe environment.
Community Interaction is essential and leads to greater government transparency and accountability. It is paramount that the City of Henderson continues to leverage their existing community boards and advisory panels. Furthermore, I will work to find a way to grow the voices of our homeowner associations, neighborhood watch groups, and senior citizen organizations so their voices can be heard by myself and all city officials. The crime reductions that were achieved in my career under my leadership could not have occurred without the community partnerships and coalitions I created or relied upon so I could hear directly from the community. Nobody will outwork me. I will diligently pursue, create, and grow a Public Safety Infrastructure in Henderson. I believe all things will be possible in Henderson if the proper atmosphere is created. Henderson will remain a Premier City, a city on a hill that all others will emulate and look up to.
My father in-law served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. Through my wife's upbringing in a military family combined with my respect for the men and women who serve and have served, solidified my steadfast feelings towards honoring their service. We must continually support our veterans and their families. I can be counted on to ensure that this community receives the resources that they deserve.
Education contributes to the stability of the community and is essential for its long-term success. It expands the minds to all who continue to learn and allows that knowledge to be used within the community itself. I believe in school choice and supporting parents. I believe parents, not the government, are best situated to determine what the right education choices are for their children. Having children in the public school system these past couple of years was disappointing. I believe the school closures during the pandemic went on too long and contributed to the mental health challenges this current generation is experiencing. I support Henderson having its own school district. Our residents and our children's parents should have more input on schools in their community and not have to wait on the slow bureaucracy of the larger school district.