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My promise is to answer three key questions about every issue that faces the Cape and Islands as I define my positions: 1) How can we build an economy that will encourage our wonderful communities to grow while remaining true to their unique characters, c...
Our communities are blessed to have many older residents who have lived extraordinary, productive lives, but now may need some help. Accessing health care, avoiding isolation, coping with rising costs on a fixed income, grappling with a loss of mobility a...
My three daughters have benefited from excellent educations at Cape Cod public schools. Serving on the boards of the Laurel School, Cape Cod Academy, and Sturgis Charter educated me about the constant challenges facing schools public and private, large an...
My goal is to make the Cape and Islands self sufficient within 15 years. Using solar, wind, and hydropower, improving conservation efforts, we can become a national model and leader by producing the energy we need. We can conserve power while creating job...
Without affordable insurance, the dream of home ownership is denied, even if mortgage rates are low and purchase prices drop. My work on the New England Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank has dramatized that fact, but something much closer to ho...
I am outraged that the very people who plunged us into a deep housing crisis with outrageous lending practices are now being bailed out. But my work on the board of the Housing Assistance Corporation has taught me that affordable, decent housing has been ...
I’m proud to say that Cape Air, the company I founded 20 years ago with one airplane and one route, now provides 850 jobs, most of them here on the Cape and Islands, most of them year-round. I know what it takes to create sustainable jobs, and I will br...
To those who argue that building a stronger economy means less environmental protection, I say that’s a false choice, a shortsighted perspective. My years serving on the board of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod and the Center for Coastal Studies ha...
Moving people safely and comfortably has been a passion of mine for 30 years, and not just in the air. As founder and chair of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee, a member of the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority Multi-Modal Worki...
Of all our environmental challenges, keeping wastewater from polluting our drinking water, ponds, and shorelines is perhaps the most difficult, expensive, and crucial issue that affects us all. This is a problem that knows no town boundaries; latest repor...