I have lived in Mequon since 2004 upon moving from Shorewood to start our family. Mequon has exceeded my expectations in so many ways from the green space to the excellent schools and everything in between. My wife Vanessa and I are so pleased with our decision to raise our family here. Our interest in serving the community blossomed when Vanessa became involved with the Thiensville-Mequon Rotary Club and from there we were presented with numerous opportunities to volunteer from helping the local Special Olympics office, MTEF Tartan Bash, coaching youth sports, and Scouting. In 2011, I received an invitation to participate in the Community Conversation Task Force which created the community visioning report for Mequon. Through my involvement in the task force, I knew that I wanted to do more and that is when I decided to run for Alderman of District 7. I proudly served the residents of District 7 until this past Spring when we found the home of our dreams in the Beechwood Farms subdivision in District 8. The move wasn’t an easy decision but passing on the house wasn’t an option. As they say, happy wife equals happy life. When the opportunity to apply to fill the vacancy in District 8 presented itself, I pursued it in order to continue to serve the City.
As Alderman, I have been a consistent advocate for preserving our quality of life through championing quality economic development projects, strongly supporting our Police and Fire Departments ensuring delivery of quality City services and promoting responsible fiscal policy. My major accomplishments include spearheading the creation of our “Nuisance Property” Ordinance, championing the creation of a Quite Zone for the east side railroad, supporting numerous economic development initiatives including Central Growth Area, East Growth Area, Town Center 1 and 2, Port Washington redevelopment TIFs 4 & 5, supporting numerous Public Works projects including the consolidated Public Works Facility and the East Trunk Sewer improvement project. My approach to being Alderman is simple. Keep an open mind, listen to resident input, analyze all the facts, consider others perspectives and use good judgement when making decisions. I look forward to serving the District 8 residents in 2018-2021.