Third District Alderman
Tell us about yourself!
45 YEARS OLD, MARRIED, WE HAVE A 5 YEAR OLD BOY, ENJOY SPORTS, FISHING, HUNTING, CAMPING. LIVED IN THE COMMUNITY FOR 36ISH YEARS
Why are you running for re-election to the Common Council?
I NOW HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND I REALLY LIKE TO REPRESENT MY CITY.
What issues do you believe our city needs to address? What are your recommendations?
CONTROLLING GROWTH IS AN ISSUE THAT WE AS A COUNCIL NEED TO STAY ON TOP OF. WE CAN HELP THIS BY MAINTAINING STRONG COMMUNICATION BETWEEN COUNCIL MEMBERS AS WELL AS DEVELOPERS.
If you received a $1 million grant to use for the city any way you wanted, what would you do with it and why?
I WOULD USE THE GRANT TO CREATE A FUND FOR STRUGGLING LOCAL BUSINESS THAT WOULD OFFER LOW INTEREST SMALL LOANS.
What neighborhood do you live in? Why? Where are your favorite places to spend time in our town?
I LIVE BEHIND WALGREENS. IT HAD THE HOUSE MY WIFE FELL IN LOVE WITH WHEN WE WERE LOOKING TO BUY, ALSO PROXIMITY TO OTHER LOCATIONS IS CONVENIENT. DOWNTOWN IS A PLACE WE HANG OUT AT, AS WELL AS VARIOUS PARKS IN THE CITY
What’s more important for our city right now: building new homes and commercial space or rehabbing/expanding/better utilizing our existing homes and storefronts?
I DON'T BELIEVE ONE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE OTHER, AS MUCH AS FINDING THE BEST BALANCE TO MANAGE BOTH WELL.
What do you believe are the three (3) greatest strengths of the City of Oconomowoc?
FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES, FORWARD THINKING ATTITUDE, SAFE COMMUNITY.
Please list below three (3) words you believe other members would use to describe you, your participation, or your leadership style.
QUIET, OBSERVANT, THOUGHTFUL
What is the best way to address differences of opinion among the council members?
TALK IT OUT WITH RESPECT AND IF NECESSARY AGREE TO DISAGREE WITH A SMILE.
How will you communicate with and be accessible to the community you represent?
VIA EMAIL, PHONE, COUNCIL MEETINGS.