The Issues


What moved me to run for public office initially was the wholesale destruction of trees in Matthews, particularly during large development projects.

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Financial Health

The town’s financial health will be upheld during a Higdon administration.

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Public Safety

The town of Matthews is blessed with two outstanding public safety leaders – Police Chief Clark Pennington and Fire Chief Rob Kinniburgh.

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For the record, I support all the various educational opportunities our children have available in Matthews – public, private, parochial, and home schooling.

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The American Society of Planning Officials has long advocated a minimum standard for park space.

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Roads and Traffic

Traffic continues to be a big concern in Matthews, with much of it generated by commuters passing through our town to jobs or other interests in surrounding communities.

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Historic Preservation

Preserving Matthews means preserving our small town feel and our history – both institutional and structural.

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Transparency in Government

I recently voiced my approval for live-streaming Board meetings. The meetings will be archived and available on line in an indexable and searchable format.

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Why Am I Running for Mayor?

Having served three terms as a Matthews Town Commissioner, the last two as Mayor Pro Tem (an honor shared with Commissioner Chris Melton during my second term), I feel I have the knowledge and ability to serve as Mayor. I am passionate about our community, and feel we can do a better job.

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What Can You Do?

Make sure you get out to vote on November 5th but if you want to do more to help preserve Matthews, you can contribute to my campaign.