I love Marysville. It is my home and I want to continue to have an active part in making it better. That is why I am asking for your vote. I have no other motivation in serving you on the city council, than to continue the work of making our community a better place for each one of us.
I would like to take this opportunity to share a few things that I’ve done as I’ve served you on the Marysville City Council. First of all, I have been a crusader for eradicating the blight of graffiti and vandalism in our community. Second, I have worked to ensure that we move forward and complete road projects that alleviate traffic congestion and improve safety. Third, I have supported policies that increase economic development as opposed to raising property tax rates on our citizens.
My wife and I started a small family business 12 years ago that has grown into a thriving local business that employs 24 people. This experience has taught me how important small business is to our local economy. Because of this business experience, I have been able to better understand and work toward putting policies in place that make the City of Marysville a better place to do business.
Over the years I have been actively working with young people in our community as a soccer coach, a Boy Scout leader and as a leader in the youth ministry program though our church. The young people in our community have much to contribute, and are often overlooked in community problem-solving efforts. In my work with them I have encouraged young people to volunteer their time and talents to the community wherever they have a particular interest. I have also taken the time to teach them the principles of our representative republic and the importance of constitutional principles, even on a local level.
I am blessed to be the father of three boys who have grown up here in Marysville. Two of them have lived in other countries and other states, and each has expressed a desire to raise their future families in Marysville someday. This is a testimony to me that we have done a good job in recent years to make Marysville the kind of place where people want to live.
The last thing I’d like to say is that I value your perspective and your opinion. I encourage you to let me know if you have any questions or concerns about our community. I thank you for taking a few minutes to learn more about me and the work I will continue to do as your city councilmember.
If you have any questions or feedback for me as your elected representative, please fill out my contact form.
I launched this website to help you better understand how I will continue to represent you as a citizen in the City of Marysville. There are important differences between me and my opponent. I encourage you to learn for yourself what my record is and see for yourself what I am all about. I also invite you to ask me any questions or raise any concerns you have about our community. Like you, I care deeply about Marysville and want to do everything I can to make it better. If you want to learn more about my vision and philosophy as your city councilmember, please see my values page.