We all share a common bond and that’s our desire to make our community stronger so that the future generation can enjoy an even better opportunity than all of us have. This is why at the age of 38, as a husband and a father, as a successful businessman, I have decided to run for the Niagara County Legislature.
Since I announced my candidacy in May, I have received tremendous support and encouragement. It’s a humbling experience that I am very grateful for. I’m also often asked a question: Why do you want to get involved in politics? I understand where that question comes from; it’s no secret that the system is broken.
It’s very tempting to say “Who needs this? Why bother?” But that’s not who I am. That’s not how I was raised here in LaSalle and that’s not how my beautiful wife Nicole and I are raising our five wonderful children. I care too much about this community to walk away.
LaSalle deserves a representative who fight for the best interests of our community; someone who will not give in to Downtown politicians or special interests. I want to be a strong voice in local government and bring the much deserved resources and attention back to LaSalle where it belongs. I want to bring a new vision, a renewed sense of pride and energetic leadership to our district.
Tragically, things have become so divisive in the county legislature that LaSalle continuously gets short-changed. It’s not that the city lacks capability. The problem is that virtually every issue becomes a partisan issue, impeding the city’s ability to move forward. If I am elected, I will work collaboratively with people regardless of political affiliation.
I have a resume of high level business experience and in my job as an operations supervisor; I review and analyze data to resolve complex issues. I identify opportunities, and I cultivate relationships with individuals across multiple industries. I will bring this same spirit of collaboration and determination to the county legislature.
Politics and rock’n’roll don’t often get mentioned together in the same sentence, but collaboration was critical to the success I had as a member of the band Seven Day Faith. I was the lead singer and songwriter for a band that had a #1 album on the Billboard Music Charts, and 3 Top 5 Radio hit singles, however, we never would have achieved the success we had and made the music we did if every musician in the band did not collaborate and believe me, as the father of five children under the age of seven– including two sets of twins – collaboration is very, very critical to the way we run our household.
I am honored to be a candidate for the 3rd District of the Niagara County Legislature and I would be honored to have your support to serve as your representative in LaSalle – to be your voice – on the critical issues we must address to keep our community strong.