Responsible additions to our commercial and industrial areas will result in MORE tax dollars to the city and LESS from our property taxes.
When the City negotiates contracts with outside vendors, it is incumbent upon its leaders to advocate for the best possible outcome for THE CITY; first, foremost, and only.
City statues require that the City maintain a balanced budget. But is that enough? I want to make sure every dollar of our tax money is well spent, and carefully spent.
Born in Houston, Texas, but raised in the Wildwood area when it was “the sticks”. I went to Lafayette High School, while being raised by my grandparents. Since there were five of us in the house, money for college was not plentiful; I worked and put myself thru night school to get my BS in Mechanical Engineering. I am fiercely proud at the hard work and dedication required to accomplish this, and have worked hard to excel with that degree.
From 2004 – 2006, I was honored to have served on the Board of Alderman. In late 2006, after trying to have our third child for some time, and considering running for re-election, my wife told me that if I wanted the third child to look like me, I’d have to be home once in a while – I got the hint and took my leave.
I have now lived in O’Fallon for the past 24 years. I’ve watched my hometown grow immensely in that time. I’ve had three wonderful children here, watched the community rally around my family when Alex got sick, and felt the warm embrace of neighbors when he passed. I love my hometown.