- In our community, work on transportation has focused on the large arterials. While the current projects and future studies for I-90, SR900 and Issaquah Hobart Road are important and should continue, I would like to devote energy to finding traffic solutions that will improve travel for our residents. For instance, I would continue to support and advance an additional flyover or underpass connecting the area north of I-90 with the city's south section. We should be able to travel seamlessly and easily between the Issaquah Depot Museum and PCC.
- Sound Transit’s Light Rail is projected to come to Issaquah in 2040. The terminus will be in Issaquah with a parking facility. We have an opportunity for a community conversation about our vision for this immense project. Advanced planning will help create adequate infrastructure for EV charging stations and opportunities for housing and retail stores. With a robust community conversation the Light Rail area will not be a place where trips end, but a crossroads where opportunities grow every day.
- As a former prosecutor and judge I understand the unique challenges our Issaquah police face when a call goes out. I believe it is important to balance safety and accountability. We depend on our police to ensure the safety of our community. In turn we have an obligation to continue to find the best equipment and training to support their work. In cases I have been part of, good police training and the right equipment at the right moment made the difference between a minor arrest and a more serious injury. I will work to support our police and in turn the public safety of our community by making sure training and equipment are available for our officers.
- Finally, I would like to explore opportunities to have mental health professionals or conflict managers assist with calls related to domestic violence or non-criminal situations where persons may harm themselves or present a danger to others.