With this Hamilton County election, we have the opportunity to put an end to the acceptance of the status quo and bring total transparency to our county government. We have got to put to an end to outdated tactics. Our 2018 county budget was passed without any public input. What we sometimes lose sight of is that local politics affect us at a far greater level than national politics. I believe there are innovative opportunities to align our county's budget with the communities priorities, and will be looking for each dollar to prove measurable success.