I know Tom's approach to these issues will be similar to those he employed when he worked for me. He will research, study, listen, present options, decide, and act. The listening part is what's so often missing these days, but it's not missing in Tom Gordon. Regardless of position or party affiliation, he will listen to anyone who wants to honestly engage in problem-solving rather than political posturing or blame-throwing. He will tackle his fiduciary duty as a commissioner as a well-informed representative of the people.