I have lived in Calgary-Elbow most of my life, giving me the advantage of being a connected, local, experienced voice for our unique constituency. I have worked tirelessly to improve our great community, through volunteerism on community development committees and other not for profit boards and associations.
I have both commerce and law degrees and have practiced in Alberta as a lawyer for over 30 years, principally in the administrative, municipal and development law fields. I have assisted both individual residents and community groups resist poorly conceived development plans and, conversely, developers and other applicants in achieving their vision with the benefit of constructive community input. Achieving a “win-win” wherever reasonably possible is always my first objective. Being nominated as the UCP candidate and ensuring a successful UCP outcome in next year’s expected general election will be a “win-win” for Calgary-Elbow!
My pledge to you is to be your Calgary-Elbow voice in Edmonton, NOT Edmonton’s voice in Calgary-Elbow.
Fostering a modern small government brand of conservatism will be my priority as I aim to reduce debt, lower taxes, support front-line health care, attract and retain the most qualified teachers in the country, promote access to tide water for our resources and restore the Alberta Advantage. But all the while recognizing that care for those struggling or less fortunate must not be a footnote of government policy.