We live in a beautiful place. As a 3rd generation farmer I have noticed the changes around me. I’m sure you have too. My concern is for future generations. We learn from our successes, even more from our failures. It is by the act of sharing that knowledge we weave and strengthen the fabric of our society.

Changing and adjusting. We will be doing a lot more of that in the coming years. After all, it was a long period of change that brought us to where we are today as a society. We have been taught that we are independent. We forget that, no matter what, we cannot stand alone.

Each generation stands on the shoulders of those who came before them. Everything they built helps us as we go forward. That is what made our society strong and it is what makes ours such a great country. What will we leave for the next generations?

There is work to be done. We need to build the future we want our children to live in. We can find a way to a livable future by working together while using all of our talents and drawing on all of our strengths.

I am running for Senate and I need to hear your voices. I will listen. I will learn from you if you let me. I will be there and I will fight for the things we hold dear.


“To be nobody-but-yourself, in a world

which is doing its best, night and day, to make you

everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle

which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”

e.e. cummings

“I’m still fighting and we can work together if we choose.”