Occupation: Barbecue restaurant owner, theater manager
Relevant experience: National Guard Family Readiness coordinator, managing the 7th Street Theatre and owning a business.
What are your feelings on the BHP potash facility proposed for the Port of Grays Harbor? If it is constructed, it would mean a one-time windfall of tax money for the city, $3 million-plus. How do you feel that would be best spent?
I am excited to get the potash facility. It will provide upwards of 40 jobs. It will bring in a good and steady business for our area.
As to the funds, we should first fill needs for the police and fire departments. Then I would like to have some funds put aside to hire another person for the parks department. If there are funds remaining after that, I would like to see them go toward the cemetery.
What do you see as your primary role as a Hoquiam City Council member?
My role on city council is to bring the concerns of my neighbors to the city. I will represent what they want for the city.
Describe what you consider to be the most pressing need facing the City of Hoquiam over the next four years. How would you use your position on the council to address that need?
The housing crisis. We have very few new houses being built, we need to make it more affordable to hook into the city’s services. We, also, need more apartments to be built.