A legislative and family history of fighting in favor of small businesses
My parents, siblings, spouse and I have owned or currently own small businesses including law practices, a psychologist practice, a family medical practice, a restaurant, and a corporate filing business. Our local governments, not the State Legislature, should primarily control how small businesses are regulated. During my tenure on City Council, we streamlined the permitting process and encouraged city staff to work closely with small businesses which then made it less expensive for businesses to launch and sustain growth. I will take this experience to the State House and work with legislators to ensure that small businesses are supported on the local and state levels.