Articles in the Politics Category
I have dedicated my life to this community and I feel there is still much to be accomplished even more that I can contribute. Elgin has improved dramatically over the past decade and we must maintain this momentum in the face of challenging economic circumstances. Doing this will require focused and experienced leadership.
I have been proud to serve the citizens of Elgin as a City Councilmember for the past four years. While much has been accomplished during a difficult fiscal time, I feel that there is still much that I want to accomplish. There are still inequities in how city government implements policies across the city. Whether it’s in the area of code enforcement, policies towards developers or in the way we treat our citizens, I want to continue to work to address these issues to provide equity for all.
I love Elgin! I love its people, its neighborhoods, its special places, its spirit and its vibe. I believe in its potential. I’ve spent most of my adult life serving the people of Elgin as a city employee and as a community volunteer. Now I want to help Elgin meet its current challenges and keep an eye on the future, as a decision- and policy-maker..
When I looked at running for city council, it felt like a natural progression along life’s path for me. My community involvement started off with coaching baseball and girls softball with the Elgin area little league. During that time, I was a junior partner working for a locally owned business located in downtown Elgin.
The primary reason for my run for the Elgin City Council is the fact that after watching the last 2 years of budget meetings it was obvious to me that the taxpayers of Elgin were under represented by the majority of the current council. Since I served before on the City Council I realize that the most important duty of a Council person is good stewardship of the people’s money, their tax dollars. After they raised taxes on everybody as well as Elgin businesses the highest in city history, I decided it was time to do something that would change the current direction of our city.