As the current incumbent with 8 years experience as 2nd Ward Alderman, I am extremely knowledgeable on not only the important issues facing our City but how our City operates and how to get things done. This takes time and experience to learn. I also have been asked to serve in 3 significant leadership positions during these past 8 years- 2 times as Chairman of the Planning & Development Committee and one term as Chair of the Government Operations Committee. I believe I have earned the trust of my colleagues on Council which is critical when trying to accomplish important projects.
Some of my best experience comes from my “real job” as a sales manager for a tooling company. On a daily basis I need to make solution- based decisions for my sales staff and our customers. The skills developed in this role-listening, collaborating, finding common ground, providing results-all important skill-sets needed in the role of alderman.