After Bethany and I got married, it was an easy decision for us to stay in our neighborhood. In fact, we moved just ten blocks into a home where we could raise a family. Here on the Eastside, we've got great schools, clean parks, safe streets, great neighbors and a bus stop right by our house.
But budget cuts and divisive state and federal politics are chipping away at our quality of life and eroding the things that make our neighborhood special. Families all around us are struggling as wages decline, while our debts continue to grow. Sadly, we may be the first generation in American history to be worse off than our parents. I've talked with folks throughout our community, and I know we want something better for our kids and our neighborhood.
Throughout my career, I've brought folks together to increase funding for our public schools, expand access to health care for struggling families, and keep college affordable for the next generation of students. I've spent a decade working with state and local officials to balance budgets, while protecting our priorities: seniors, people with disabilities and our kids.
I've been a strong voice for our community on the County Board. And I'll continue to stand up for working families, responsibly balance the budget, and work to build strong neighborhoods here on the east side of Madison.
Thanks for all your suppport!