As Commissioner, I have been a leader for fiscal accountability.
Because I believe government must live within its means, I have supported balanced budgets and consistently advocated for cutting property tax rates. In 2017, with my urging, the county actually cut taxes, putting money back in the pockets of residents and small businesses, where it belongs.
Whoever heard of a local government cutting tax rates? Well, I believe when you listen to people who are struggling with Deschutes County’s high cost of living, you can’t do anything different.