Place of residence: Minden
Occupation: Certified financial planner and president of Brady & Associates, a financial services firm
Incumbency: Appointed by governor in February 2005
Education: Certified Financial Planner College for Financial Planning; Masters degree: Public Administration University of Southern California; Bachelors degree: Public Affairs University of Southern California; Associate of Arts degree: Administration of Justice El Camino Community College, California.
Record of service: Douglas County Commissioner, District 2, 2005 to present, appointed by Governor Guinn, February 2005; Douglas County School Board of Trustee 1995-2004; Douglas County School Board President 2002-2004; Douglas County Park & Recreation Commissioner 1999-2004; Douglas County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy Sheriff, 1999 to present.
Honors: Dalbar Seal for Financial Professionals 1998; Awarded to the Nation's most trusted and qualified personal Financial Advisor.
Premier Performer Award-1997 Awarded by American Express for Consistently placing the interest of clients first, integrity, corporate contributions and community involvement.
Endorsed by Governor Kenny Guinn, Sustainable Growth Committee and Douglas County Sheriff's Protective Association.
Platform: As a certified financial planner by trade, my business is centered on such principles as goal setting, budgeting, risk management, finance and the monitoring of financial plans.
During my time as commissioner, i have striven to apply these concepts to the business of the county, and help define the boards agenda going forward. To that end, my top three priorities of the County to be the following:
1. Manage growth and change consistent with the County's master plan.
Unconstrained growth threatens the quality of life we enjoy on a daily basis. I believe that adopting a growth management ordinance should be our top priority. The county has a responsibility to manage the rate at which growth occurs, and defining a growth rate that does not negatively impact our community should be data-driven and legally defensible.
2. Enhance the fiscal stability and financial structure of the county.
Conservative fiscal management of the county's finances is essential. It is vital that the level of government services does not extend beyond the county's means to fund the services. Disciplined, responsive governance, as well as efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of our mission of the county, should be the operational order of the day. The county's tax base needs to be diversified and strengthened.
3. Create opportunities for economic development.
A vibrant economy benefits the whole community by providing the means to meet public service obligations and expectations. Attracting quality industry and businesses to the region needs to be a part of our business plan as we define the future of our community. Also, the need to support tourism at a greater level, as well as completing the Airport master plan, are important to our financial success. I believe enhancing our post-secondary educational opportunities is an essential ingredient in furthering economic development long-term. We need to integrate this element into our planning.
As a 20 year resident of Douglas County, I have been dedicated to making contributions to our community. My education, broad-based background and leadership experience are qualifications I bring to the position of Commissioner. We face challenging times, difficult issues and great opportunity as a community. Now is the time for experienced leadership. I would appreciate your consideration and vote in this election.