Burke County is growing, so let's grow with it. I believe that existing relationships with Work in Burke, the Burke County Chamber of Commerce, and Burke Development Incorporation, can be strengthened into partnerships to attract businesses and industries to Burke County.
Together, we can create a stronger school system. Our teacher's and administrators deserve to teach Burke County 's children without having to worry if funding is available. Our young people are the most important asset to our community and we need to invest in them. We can do this without raising taxes!
For far too long, many municipalities throughout the county have felt forgotten by county government. To improve these relationships, I will work to create an inter-governmental council to support every municipality from Glen Alpine to Hildebran. We are all better together!
COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT
Did you know, at At any given moment in Burke County (515 sq. miles) there are only 4 deputies, and 2 supervisors patrolling? I want to support our sheriff's department in such a way that we can have enough officers on the road. I also want to ensure that our deputies get paid well enough that we can retain them, and keep our communities safe.
By improving our infrastructure, we can guarantee that all of Burke County has access to basic fundamentals. Now more than ever, we realize being able to connect with others is more than just a want, but a necessity.