One of Brian's favorite Presidents, Ronald Reagan, once said, "The best social program is a job." People in Kern County deserve the jobs and clients and customers who appreciate them from all over the state, country, and world.
All too often, local politicians delegate the responsibility of making a selling the benefits of our County and its residents to businesses looking to relocate, develop here, or do business here to outside groups or agencies. But, Brian is a worker and will put in the miles to bring home the work for Kern residents.
As employees attrition out of their jobs at the County, Brian will look for opportunities to privatize or partner with the community to provide even better services and help grow the capacities of local businesses.
DEFEND AGRICULTURE AND OIL
Kern County feeds and powers the world. And, agriculture and oil are industries with deep roots in Kern County's history. We should be proud of the contributions of our region's large industries.
Brian has lead security efforts at California Resources Corporation, so he knows and respects people who work our local oilfields and wants the best for them.
But there are regulators in Sacramento who have little understanding of the oilfields our residents work in every day or that water is the lifeblood of our farms. As a matter of principle, Brian will vote to retain or increase local control, so people closest to farms and oilfields can make decisions about farms and oilfields.
Brian is committed to listening to all sides of controversial agenda items and personally reading proposed ordinances before they become policy or law. And, he won't vote on any matter until he has reviewed the text first. Brian is appalled by legislators who say they need to pass a bill in order to know what's in the bill. Brian will always read any proposed ordinance before he votes, and he hopes his introduction of the practice will become a standard for all local politicians.
Brian will also go a step further and not only comply with all laws binding elected officials, but also agree to comply with the ethical rules that governed him in the Marine Corps and as an Assistant Chief of the California Highway Patrol.
It is crucial for citizens to be able to enjoy an effective right of self-defense and to enjoy sporting traditions if they choose. Brian is the only candidate in the race who uncompromisingly supports the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.
Brian will work with the Sheriff's office to streamline concealed carry permits for crime victims and work to promote gun safety.