Identify your top three (3) issues that you wish to address during your tenure in office and rank them in order of priority.
Supporting Senior Citizens
Responsible zoning and land use
Building on the Brainard Legacy
What do you believe is the role of the City Council in our community?
People Leadership: (1) Communicating with all constituents and gathering feedback about issues that affect our community—responding to constituent inquiries and concerns. (2) Working with city officials and staff to develop and implement policies and programs that address community needs.
Leadership on the Council: (3) Attending city council meetings and other official functions, such as public hearings and community events. (4) Discuss and debate community issues, such as budgets, land use, public safety, and social services. (5) Voting on proposals, ordinances, and resolutions that affect the community.
Budget Oversight (6) Reviewing and approving the city's budget and overseeing the spending of public funds.
What experiences and qualities do you think makes you the best candidate for this position?
Experience: (1) Military service: Served in our armed forces, including a tour in Iraq. (2) Private sector: 20 years progressive career with some of the best American companies, including Eli Lilly, Salesforce, One America, and MassMutual Financial Group. (3) The only candidate with a small business. (4) Community involvement: Youth soccer and basketball coach with Carmel Dads Club. USSF Licensed soccer coach with the Indiana Fire Juniors. (5) Volunteer experience: HVAF, Gleaners Food Bank, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, and much more.
Qualities: (1) Strong communication skills: (2) Knowledge of our local Carmel issues (3) Commitment to public service (4) Diversity of leadership experience that spans the private, public, and non-profit sectors. (5) Knowledge of local, state, and federal governments (6) Commitment to working in bipartisan fashion for the best interest of our city
How will you work with OneZone Chamber to ensure a thriving business community?
I will partner with Jack Russell and the OneZone Chamber to help create a business-friendly environment that supports Carmel's growth and prosperity.
(1) First and foremost, this partnership includes seeking input from OneZone on issues that affect local businesses, such as zoning or licensing regulations, to ensure that these policies are responsive to Carmel and OneZone's 1300 members. (2) Keep OneZone informed about initiatives and plans that may impact the local business community. (3) Attend OneZone events (4) Collaborate on attracting new businesses to Carmel (5) Advocate for businesses and organizations. For example, non-profits like PrimeLife that provide programs and services for our seniors, and organizations like The Center for the Performing Art that contribute so much to our quality of life.
How can voters connect with you? (email, social media, etc.)