Did you see that report on Covid-19 last night? One day the numbers are down, next day back up. We can all agree on this – we have to get our economy moving again as we take a balanced, responsible approach to keeping our families and seniors safe.
A fact-driven, science-based process to addressing Covid-19 and the economic challenge it has spawned is critical. And we need to be agile and resourceful to address the changing data points.
There is no playbook for Covid-19, and some decisions are not the obvious ones. That’s why I support a common-sense approach without unreasonable mandates that hurt mom and pop businesses and destroy the life savings of friends and neighbors.
When I championed bringing Scripps Research Institute and Max Planck to this district as your Republican county commissioner working with then-Governor Jeb Bush, we knew they would be transformational to our economy. Today, they are on the front lines of the Covid-19 fight and other 21st Century Biotech breakthroughs, and I am honored to say I was a leader in bringing them here.
And let me say the new jobs and investment we worked on together as Republicans will help our local economy come back stronger than ever. Our smart policy then is making our future more secure today.
As your next Republican County Commissioner, I will take the same blue-sky approach I did then to energize, diversify and transform our economy and create new jobs.
You deserve nothing less. And I will deliver.