My twelve years of service as Mayor of Geneva and my four years as Alderman of the First Ward makes me uniquely qualified. I have a broad understanding of economic development, government finance, and pride myself on developing strong inter-agency relationships and inter-governmental collaboration and cooperation to solve problems and achieve success. During my tenure as Mayor, the City’s budget is balanced, tax rate has declined and economic development has expanded. I have also served on the City’s Plan Commission, Historic Preservation Commission and the Geneva Library Board of Trustees. I am a forty-year resident of Geneva.
A lifetime of experiences! Growing up and over the course of marriage, I have faced the normal life decisions that form one’s character and values. I come from a working class family where my parents instilled the values of hard work and knowing right from wrong. My wife and I are extremely proud of our three children and their sound work ethic. I have worked for Fortune 100 companies and family-owned businesses. As a Geneva Realtor for more than 6 years, I understand the financial strain homeowners have faced due to the market downturn. My professional experience includes sales, sales planning, people & broker management, product development and promotional execution.
In terms of public service, I’m co-founder of a grass-roots organization whose goal is educating homeowners about how their property taxes are calculated. The group, GenevaTaxFACTS, has worked to inform the residents of the financial issues the Geneva School District will face over the next ten years.
I’m not a career politician and not looking to advance my career by being mayor of Geneva. I’m an average guy who realizes many residents have lost trust in elected officials. My goal is to give residents the voice they deserve.