One of my top priorities is to increase economic development and bring more jobs to Gilbert, especially high-quality and high-paying jobs. First, many residents currently have to commute two hours each day to work. What would happen if they could commute within the Town? What could they do with some of that two hours? Perhaps spending more time with family, friends, neighbors, and volunteering to list a few. They could also do more of their lunch meetings within the town and spend their tax money locally. Second, I served as chairman of the Redevelopment Commission and we were responsible for approving a new 10-year Redevelopment Plan for downtown Gilbert. There has been tremendous demand for office space in our downtown, but we simply have not had the supply to accommodate. We made sure to include new office in the plan, so that we can attract much of those. The Redevelopment Plan was adopted by the Town Council, but that only serves as a guiding vision for the area. Once successfully elected, I will make sure that we see the full implementation of the plan to bring more high-quality and high-paying jobs to Gilbert.