I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
My questions are in blue.
A topic that everyone in
I am not against them and would have liked to see a city referendum on it as long as it was not a special election. I don’t want to waste the taxpayer’s money.
What do you see as the Mayor’s responsibility/role in
Safety of the people, community pride, business development. The Mayor is the biggest cheerleader for the city. The Mayor should be active in the community and visit with the residents and businesses. Go to the football games and swim meets. The Mayor is a 24/7 Mayor and it is important for the community to see the Mayor. The Mayor must have the best interest of the city even if it is unpopular, but the Mayor must listen to the citizens. I will have an open door policy for anyone. The Mayor has job duties in City Hall and in the community out and about. The Mayor has to be personable and comfortable in his own skin. The Mayor must show professional ethics, return calls, and emails in a timely professional manner.
Do you think
No! The Mayor is the biggest cheerleader for the city and there is so much work that can be done. Community pride needs to be instilled back into
What is the number one issue in
Renters to homeowners ratio. I want landlords held accountable. I think with the right mix and care, a renter does want to be part of
What other issues in
I want to see pride in
What is your angle on the election?
I am blue collar. I rollup my sleeves and get right in there. I am not afraid to get dirty. I am a man of the people and I think I represent what
How would you change
Instill pride back into the city and its people. We need our businesses to have the same pride. I would love
What is one thing that you would do to stand out and do differently?
Once a week, I would like to show some recognition in a press release of something good in
Should a Mayor’s whereabouts be known?
Absolutely! I would put out a memo of my calendar. Hey, if I have something personal to attend to I will. Like watching my children in a school play or in some sporting activity or game, but people will know where I am going. I think most of the time out going to businesses in
Do you think going to school plays and games is a function of the Mayor?
Yes! You are Mayor all the time 24/7 including weekends. That is not to say I will not have personal time to my family, because I will, but you would see me at
Are you up for debates?
Yes! I will not go after people in them though. I have nothing to hide. I will answer the questions, but you might not like my answers.
In closing, anything else to add?
I would be honored to serve as
It is not my way or the highway. I would like to sit down with the city workers and if there is a better way of doing, let’s do it. I don’t like that we do it this way because it has always been done this way. I am a straight shooter and you would know my position on things even if I know you will disagree.
This is an emailed question from a
Until I sit down and examine the budget, I don't think it would be fair to say no new taxes. I have no desire to do so. I will say that what ever I do, will affect me as well, as I am a
Info at a glance:
EDUCATION: Graduate of
OCCUPATION: Employed in the transportation field for almost 25 years
FAMILY: Married 13 years. 3 kids at
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Active with the Cudahy/St Francis Little Baseball Association coaches daughter’s softball team and youngest son’s baseball team. Past Board President with the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin as well as Treasurer.
Currently serving on the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities.
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