The bulk of the duties of a County Commissioner rests in the formulation of the annual budget. It is here where important fiscal decisions are made for Monroe County and its residents. As a fiscal conservative, I am dedicated to ensuring that every penny of the tax revenue that is collected from the taxpayers is spent wisely. When thinking creatively, there is always ways to bring in a budget under projection or cut wasteful spending if needed. In the private sector, Greg was able to increase revenue and production year over year, even though annual budget funding shrank each fiscal year. He can accomplish the same results at the County level. By putting a microscope on programs and services that are questionable, interviewing contractors and ensuring the fee they charge is appropriate for their industry, and searching the 400+ page budget line by line, the Board of Commissioners should be able to create and ratify a budget that reflects the values of Monroe County residents.