Does anyone else see a disconnect between our elected officials and the citizens? I am running for the Barron County Board of Supervisors because the last two years have highlighted to me the importance of local governance. As I’ve attended board meetings over the past 18 months, I’ve seen many opportunities to improve accountability, communication, and engagement, and it’s time for a change. Although some would call me inexperienced because I’m relatively new to politics, that’s what makes me a great candidate; I don’t assume things, I ask questions, and I’m willing to ask for help when needed. In addition, at my current job, I perform many tasks (such as accounting, budgeting, and filing of state and local forms) that would fit perfectly with my role as a supervisor, and I have learned a lot about how the county board works through my regular attendance at meetings and discussions with individual board members. 

Now more than ever, we need supervisors who will communicate with and stand up for the people they represent. We need supervisors who will not just go with the flow, but will ask well thought out questions, encourage fiscal responsibility, and push back on policies that infringe upon our Constitutional and God-given rights. Our country was founded on the principle of government “of The People, by The People, and for The People.” I am ready to use my voice and my vote as a supervisor to help defend and preserve the gift of freedom for future generations. 

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