On Protecting Our Freedom and Giving Voice to Our Values
It's about ADVOCACY, DEFENDING AND PROMOTING OUR BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS
As Commissioner, Leslie is a strong advocate for our County and its residents. Along with Commissioner Geyer, they rallied regional Counties to defend local business against the Governor's COVID shut downs by launching a lawsuit that kept once step ahead of the Governor and his administration, preventing further damage to an already struggling service industry. They speak out and testify on behalf of the Marcellus Shale and Natural Gas Industry and promote the region as one of the most affordable places to live, work, and play.
"We should be working daily with government entities on all sides, from local municipal leaders to state and federal officials. Most of the issues facing municipalities such as natural gas drilling and zoning for new construction, are issues that affect us as a whole. Without mutual communication, consistent messaging, and more importantly exploration of best practices, we find ourselves in the midst of unintended consequences that can be costly."
Commissioner Geyer and I were proud to represent Butler County at the White House, invited by the Trump Administration to discuss issues and policies important to County taxpayers. Working with Secretary Elaine Chao and staff along with Delta Development, we were able to secure two $20+ million BUILD grants, an almost unheard of accomplishment in PA, to advance the widening of Route 228.