The best policy is found by bringing all stakeholders into the political process and attempting to meet their needs. How to meet the needs of the public is a great challenge. It requires our policymakers to come to the table with strong ethics, intellectual curiousity, and the ability to balance competing interests. I will bring creativity in policy ideas, strategic vision, a knowledge of the law and government processes, and the willingness to dig into useful sources of information like peer-reviewed research while consulting with local advocates and subject matter experts. I am committed to ensuring our city makes choices that meet the short-term and long-term needs of its residents .