My grandparents came to America in the early 1900’s to escape the poverty of Southern Italy. They brought with them a culture where problems were solved, and opportunities were created, by working voluntary with family, friends, neighbors, and mutual aid societies in their communities. To them, government’s primary role was to protect their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Yet the more the two traditional parties have used government to intervene in business, education, healthcare, and transportation, the worse things have gotten. 45% of the registered voters in District 39 are Unaffiliated! They are the politically homeless and are tired of hearing the two traditional parties promise to reform programs, control spending, and reduce taxes. In this Senate race, the politically homeless have a third choice--me. I will tackle the reforms needed to the big-ticket spending programs in the state budget. And I will use the savings to reduce state taxes and debt.