Qualifications for Commissioner
Orange County District 5
Lifelong Resident of District 5 (58 Years)
29 Year Career In Fire/Emergency Medical Services – Retired
Experience In Emergency Management
34 Year Career in Accounting/Tax & Business Management
BA in Public Administration – Government Management
Thomas Spath and Sandra Dahnke, Founders of the Institute for Civility in Government have stated and I am quoting,
“Civility is claiming and caring for one’s identity, needs and beliefs without degrading someone else in the process”.
They further state that “Civility is about more than just politeness, although politeness is a necessary step. It is about disagreeing without disrespect, seeking common ground as a starting point for dialogue about differences, listening past one’s preconceptions, and teaching others to do the same”.
“Civility is the hard work of staying present even when those with whom we have deep-rooted and fierce disagreements. It is political in the sense that it is a necessary prerequisite for civic action.
But it is political, too, in the sense that it is about negotiating interpersonal power such that everyone’s voice is heard, and nobody is ignored”.
As Commissioner for Orange County District 5, this will be my overarching foundation for representing those that I serve.