There is no question that Winter Park has traffic problems.

We all have intersections we avoid and times of day that we know we’ll face gridlock. These types of traffic issues have been with us far too long. There are things we can do to alleviate traffic congestion, but it’s going to take commissioners who are willing to get it done. I am prepared and eager to address this issue.

We can have no tolerance for crime of any kind in Winter Park.

The reported burglaries and car break-ins are unacceptable. The City Commission should ensure that law enforcement officials have the resources and tools they need to protect our properties and our families. Winter Park must continue to be the safest place in Central Florida to live, work, and raise a family.

How we grow, what our city becomes, is one of the most urgent debates in the community.

When it comes to growth and development, my question is, “Does it protect or harm the unique charm of Winter Park?” That is fundamental. The City Commission must guard our legacy and guide our future. I will only accept development that preserves Winter Park as a place to which our children would want to return and raise their families.

In my personal life and in business, I’ve always listened before making a judgment or acting.

I’ll do the same as a commissioner. Our citizens may not always agree on everything, but we all love Winter Park, we all deserve respect, and we all should be heard.