Hampton Township has the lowest taxes in the county and Kailey and Katie intend to keep it that way! Unfortunately those low taxes have come at the cost of losing independent and family-owned businesses due in large part to competition with bigger businesses. Kailey and Katie have a vision for Hampton that allows the big businesses to continue to thrive thereby keeping our taxes low, but still fostering a welcoming climate for locally owned businesses to find success once again and be rid of the empty storefronts in Hampton.
With the rising costs of living, people are buying houses and starting families later in life. Kailey and Katie plan to explore ways to bring affordable homes and lower taxes to encourage more people to begin building their futures in the Heartland of Sussex County. They have the vision to maintain Hampton as a rural community with all your needs within reach.
Community is the cornerstone of Hampton Township so it’s no surprise our township motto is “The Heartland of Sussex County”. To Kailey and Katie “Bringing Heart to the Heartland” means being an engaged and accessible part of our community. They understand that connectivity is what makes our rural town flourish so they are dedicated to the future of Hampton and have a vision for bringing our town together through accessibility and being on the front lines of that work, not just legislating it.
Communities are chiefly built in person, creating those human connections between people. But in our busy lives, technology can be a great tool for keeping connected. Kailey and Katie have ideas for affordable, accessible, easy to use technologies for the families on the go. Their ideas will make sure you won't miss out on the next big event in Hampton!
Kailey and Katie know that politics are hard work, but getting to know what is happening in your township should not be difficult. They believe in creating openness and transparency in governing, and encouraging all citizens to take part and get engaged. Whether that means open office hours, helping to summarize the Hampton Township Master Plan, or creating budget summaries, Kailey and Katie are interested in being easy to reach and used as a resource to the community.
Like Katie, whose lost peers from her graduating class to overdoses, many residents of Hampton have been affected by opioid abuse and addiction. This is a statewide issue, but our area is impacted more than most. Kailey and Katie will make this largely unaddressed issue one they focus on by employing strategies that have worked to save lives here in our hometown.