Infrastructure to property key issue

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 2, 2007

You just were swore in this weekend right?

Well it was a ceremonial swearing in. I was actually sworn in on the 13th of November.

Why do you think voters in your district chose you over your opponent to represent them?

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I hope it is because I was a candidate for change and a candidate that would encourage togetherness, working together, rather than constant separation and bickering. I am glad that they gave me a change to be their representative in Montgomery.

You are heading into your first legislative session, what issues are you expecting to be faced with?

Right, our session actually starts in November and some of the issues that I think will be coming up will be healthcare issues, Medicaid issues, educational issues, of course tax issues and probably a new constitution as well.

What are some of the issues that you are most interested in working with that will benefit your constituents?

In our area the first thing that I really want to focus on will be the infrastructure issues. There are some areas in our district that have real need for infrastructure and infrastructure is one of the forerunners of industry. It helps make us more marketable to different industries.

The other issue that I want to take a look at and address for my district will be the educational issues in terms of the global highway internet. I want to make sure that we have the ability to do the training that the training that the internet can provide as well as the high-tech infrastructure that will be necessary to get our schools up to the 21st century as far as I am concerned. I don’t want it to be just located in one area and not available to all the students in our district. We want to look at bringing about some infrastructure to the Internet superhighway in our district.

What is your pet issue, the one that you feel is most important?

My pet issue is infrastructure to property. I understand how important it is to companies for us to go out and provide the services that their employees as well as the companies will be used to. For instance if someone wanted to move up into the Northern part of Sumter County right now and put a plant in the area, there is still raw sewage actually being pumped out into area and as you know that is lime rock so there is no absorbing of that. So we have a major issue up there that we need to look at. For health reasons I am concerned about the area.