As we head into a time of civil unrest, I will oppose any measure to defund the police. While we should all denounce police brutality and make sure those who commit these acts are brought to justice, it is important to recognize the risks our law enforcement officers take when in service to their communities. We can do both: protect our citizens from officers who overstep the law, yet we can also provide support to those who risk their lives in the line of duty.  In my first term I worked on legislation to protect off-duty police officers. In this term I will support HB 703 and other bills that meet these dual goals.