As a teacher and Army veteran, I know firsthand the important role government plays in keeping our growing community healthy, vibrant and safe. Unfortunately, stagnant wages along with federal and state budget cuts have left too many hard-working families, seniors, and veterans struggling. Local government is front and center, protecting families, ensuring clean water, and building a 21st century economy that works for everyone. I’ve devoted my entire adult life to public service. This is a great place to live, and I will make sure it continues to be that way when I am elected to the Dane County Board.