Why Run for Council?
In 2012 I ran for Mayor pledging that when I achieved all my goals, I would step down as Mayor. I figured it would take ten years, but I achieved them in eight. With aging and ill parents and with a council I trusted and respected, I felt this was a perfect year to “retire” from politics.
While I’m comfortable with the candidates running for Mayor, I’m terrified by what I see on the council ticket. It is possible that we could move from a council with 28 years of total experience, to a council with four years of total experience. What is worse is the direction I see almost all of the candidates taking. If all they have to offer is “cuts,” then get ready to live in a low quality community. I talk about GROWTH – Growth in Parks; Growth in Home Value; Growth in Safety; Growth in Quality Entertainment, Recreation and Shopping. I want Dayton to grow slowly in population, but quickly in quality. I have plans to make that happen. Please read my following pages to learn more.
A little about me
- In charge of a $200 million dollar department at Target
- Worked in the E-commerce division at Best Buy
- Assisted over 700 small businesses at Play It Again Corporate Office
…and a love of Dayton;
- Sixth generation Dayton family
- Member of the Dayton Lions
- Member of the Knights of Columbus
- Founding member of the Dayton Historical Society
- Member of the Parks Commission