Of all the issues for which our town officials are responsible, public safety is the most critical. It is paramount that we care for our citizens and, as such, we must adequately support our local fire and police services.

When it comes to supporting our local fire department, I am already an incumbent. I gave my vote and garnered backing for the new fire station that is currently in process on McIlwaine Road. This new, state-of-the-art facility will help ensure citizen safety by providing our firefighters with the resources they need.

I am also a big supporter of our police department. Throughout my tenure as Town Commissioner, I have supported the addition of new officers, resulting in an additional eight officers added to our force over the past two years. I believe in growth that is purposeful, therefore, new officers have been added strategically – not haphazardly. I take pride in the fact that Huntersville was recently ranked number 16 in the top 50 safest towns in North Carolina and I have no doubt that we can do even better in the future.