In his campaign, Mr. Slocum emphasized the importance of fiscal discipline, government transparency, sustainability, and fully representing unincorporated residents.
His other stated priorities include further employee pension reform, "line-by-line" monitoring of the budget, safe yet productive investment policies, and innovative thinking. He has talked about the importance of living-wage jobs in the county and a government considerate of business, as well as an economic-vitality unit within the county manager's office and more online county services. He spoke of putting the county's "checkbook" online so citizens could track expenses in real time.
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