Government Accountability

    As a Candidate for Benton County Commissioner, one of my primary issues is making government accountable and fiscally responsible.  To me, government accountability means -- full disclosure of government business and open doors to the public

    I’ve found this works fairly well in practice here in Benton County -- until you hit on something that may be politically sensitive.  I've sometimes received silence when questioning if some government-supplied information is correct, or how it’s applied is appropriate and contributes value.  This is wrong.  Any honestly-proposed question on government policy should generate a response.  If it brings up a policy issue of import to the public, they should be brought in to debate the pros and cons.