I want to encourage both Cyber industries and "the Trades" to grow in El Paso county. We can make Colorado Springs the cyber center of excellence with continued workforce development and attracting businesses to come establish offices here. This industry is low impact on our environment and infrastructure, and we can partner with those businesses to build out and improve our infrastructure. With the growing shortage of people with skills in the trades, we must continue to support students and residents who want to purse those careers.
Improved Mental Health Services
El Paso County has many resources to help those in need of mental health services. I believe these organizations do a wonderful job serving the community. Yet our suicide rate is one of the top in the nation. I would like to work with all available organizations, to provide a more comprehensive, more integrated approach to providing services.