During the pandemic I worked hard to help connect residents and local businesses to resources.

I sent out daily COVID-19 updates. I helped organize food drives for area food banks. I delivered 250 KN95 masks directly to the Candlewood Lake Authority Marine Patrol for the 2020 boating season. I joined some of my colleagues and visited area nursing and group homes to promote health care protections for residents and workers. I even instituted a virtual weekly story time – because I know parents were desperately looking for activities for their kids.

In 2019 I supported a balanced budget that increased our rainy-day fund; giving us $2.5 billion to weather a recession, putting us in a better place and on stronger footing during the pandemic.