Water and Energy
Arizona's Legislature recently passed HB2873, which invests $1 billion for water conservation and augmentation over the next three years. The majority of the first year's investment is primarily to fund an additional water source (not yet identified) to be imported from out of state. This is a good beginning point, but there is still much work to be done.
Looking at the decreasing water levels at Lake Mead and Lake Powell, there is no doubt Arizona is facing a serious threat to future growth and development. We need to ensure that Arizona continues to have an abundant supply of affordable, clean energy and water.
We need leaders who are looking 20, 50, and even 100 years into the future to ensure we will have the basic water and energy needs to thrive. True leaders look to protect both our current neighborhoods and communities but also plan for the future. Too many politicians focus on the short-term and what policies will get them re-elected. I will work on long-term solutions to ensure that our energy and water needs are met.