Improving our local economy and creating good paying jobs for peninsula families is important to Heather. Our tourist industry is vital to our local economy and we must do everything we can to continue to make the peninsula an attractive destination for visitors. Making investments that will diversify our economy will go a long way in expanding opportunities at our ports and attracting good paying manufacturing jobs. Keeping taxes low and reducing burdensome regulations help small businesses compete and local families make ends meet. Heather will oppose efforts to raise taxes and demand that our state government lives within its means.
A well-trained work force is a magnet for employers and as a Williamsburg/James City School Board member, Heather helped expand opportunities for students to prepare for careers in cutting edge high-tech manufacturing and the trades. If elected to represent the 93rd district in the General Assembly, Heather will make expanding our local economy a top priority.