The City of Harrisburg has come a long way since I was appointed to City Council in 2017. As Community and Economic Development Chair, I’ve worked to help provide our small businesses with the resources they needed to make it through the pandemic. As a result, we have seen an increase in small businesses filing for mercantile licenses despite challenges. Public safety has been a top priority for me as well. I’ve worked diligently to give our police and fire departments the resources they need to keep us safe, including putting more officers and firefighters on the streets. Additionally, I’ve helped to put more funding towards demolishing blighted properties and fixing our infrastructure. However, we still have much more to do. We still have to address the influx of pollution going into the Susquehanna River; we need to improve our schools, expand and grow our economy and expand job training programs that lead to good-paying jobs. For Dauphin County to move forward, it will require changes and policies at the state level. That’s why I have decided to run for the new 104th Legislative District.