Issues

PRIORITIES

It’s my honor to serve the people of the 18th District. As your state representative, I’m always amazed by the amount of feedback I receive about the way state government operates. It’s certainly true that the best ideas come from those in our communities.

Rep. Vick with guests

“As a lifelong Clark County resident, I am very familiar with the issues our communities face daily and I’m here to be your advocate. Your feedback helps me focus my legislative priorities.”

— Rep. Brandon Vick

It’s important to me that the Legislature encourages job growth by giving employers certainty and stability through responsible state budgeting as well as providing workers with more opportunities for growth.

In addition, I believe the following items are our main issues:

AFFORDABLE ENERGY

Energy rates directly affect the bottom line for our families and the cost of doing business here in Clark County. Adopting an “all-of-the-above” energy policy, and categorizing hydro power as “renewable,” are just a few ways that we can work to keep energy costs low. We have an abundance of affordable energy here in the Northwest, and we should not artificially inflate the price of that energy to the consumer!

EDUCATION

As a father, and a product of our local schools, there is nothing that I want to see more than for our children to be given the best opportunity to succeed in an increasingly competitive global economy. We must make sure that more of your money makes it into the classroom, and that less is spent on bureaucracy. We must ensure that education is “fully funded,” as education is the paramount duty of Washington State. Creative solutions are also necessary as all children learn differently. Charter schools, technical schools, and all other options must be explored in order to properly educate our future generations!

ENVIRONMENT

environment

I believe in responsible stewardship of our environment, and will support and promote common-sense policies that balance our communities needs with the need to conserve the habitats that make the Pacific Northwest and Washington State the most beautiful place in the world. As an Eagle Scout, camper, and outdoor enthusiast, I fully appreciate the environment that we have been blessed with. I believe that the citizens should be able to have full access to their land, and that accessing it should not be a crime.

JOBS

As a small business leader, job creation is close to my heart. We must do more to make sure that employers are given a friendly, stable, and predictable environment to operate in. Jobs can only be created if we make sure that regulations in our State are not overly burdensome, that permits are readily available and easily accessible, and tax rates are stable and not prohibitive. Most importantly, we must realize that Washington State is in competition with the rest of the world to attract and retain jobs. In an increasingly mobile economy, we must work even harder to insure that businesses are attracted to Washington State. “Let’s get Washington back to work!

PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE

One of the most important social responsibilities we face is taking care of the most vulnerable of our citizens: the elderly, the young, the mentally-ill and the disabled. I am committed to finding ways for us to more effectively serve and protect those that need it the most.

PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS

Private Property

One of the most basic principles of a free society, is the ability to own property. I pledge to you that I will be a constant and forceful advocate for the rights of property owners while serving as your State Representative.

PUBLIC SAFETY

Another duty of the State of Washington is to provide for adequate public safety in order to keep our citizens safe and free. We must make sure we are equipped with the tools needed to stay safe and keep violent offenders off the streets. I will work to ensure that our communities always have the resources they need to provide protection for our families.

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