[sh_accordion mode=”single”][sh_accord_item title=”Rural Revitalization” open=”true”]Successful programs like Rural Opportunity Zones (ROZ) and Promoting Employment Across Kansas (PEAK) must be continued and expanded to provides assistance and support to especially the rural areas in Kansas. [/sh_accord_item][sh_accord_item title=”Education”]
Retaining and recruiting 21st Century jobs requires a skilled workforce with access to traditional postsecondary as well as trade, technical, and on-the-job training. Our success in this endeavor is only possible with a foundation of good quality K-12 schools which lay the groundwork for lifelong learning.
Easily accessible, quality roads are the conduits of commerce for Southeast Kansas. Our businesses thrive when we have access to major thoroughfares which bring our products to larger markets. Working to gain support to upgrade the 169 corridor through Montgomery County will be a point of focus for me the next two years.