In the last year, we have seen both the Governor and the Speaker of the House removed from office because of corruption. I believe we need a serious housecleaning in Montgomery. I believe elected officials should be held to a high standard.
I am a political outsider. I have never run for public office before, and I’m not a member of the “good-ole-boys” club. The majority of the money I have raised has come from LOCAL individuals and businesses (and myself), so I’m not beholden to Montgomery Special Interests.
I have done my part to support ethics and fight against corruption as a member of the Republican Steering Committee. I supported a resolution calling on Governor Bentley to resign, and supported a code of ethics for the Steering Committee itself.
The good news is, the tough ethics laws the Republicans passed in 2010 are working. In fact, they are working so well that the laws are holding officials in the Republican Party accountable. Ethics is not a partisan issue. We all agree that it is imperative that we be able to trust our elected officials.
I do not support weakening the ethics laws. (I would work to revise the text of the laws for clarity’s sake.) Alabama needs to make greater strides to clean up corruption in Montgomery.
This can only be accomplished by sending fresh people to the Legislature…people who are concerned about representing the local citizens…not padding their pockets or selling out to Special Interest groups so they can get money for their re-election campaign.
I would appreciate your vote on November 6th!