Why do you believe you are the best candidate for the position? What separates you from your opponent?
My family is dependent on the water system owned by Annetta and I am directly impacted by the decisions made by the Annetta City Council. I’m neither a developer nor an investor nor do I have any plans to be one. I simply want to do the right thing for my family and the families who live in my community. I have not run for other political offices and I do not have plans to run for other positions. I am focused on Annetta! I support the annexation of other families who want to have some say in how decisions are made that impact their life and their property.
I have lived here for 11 years and I’ve shown that I believe in this community and I’m willing to roll up my sleeves and get involved. I know that my business experience will serve the community well when faced with important decisions that impact the lives of our citizens. I have a degree in business, utility business experience, I understand finances and I know what it takes to get a job done.
Most of all, I was raised in a family where I learned that integrity was the most important value a person can bring to the table, and I work hard to prove myself trustworthy and ethical in my personal and professional dealings with people. I believe that we should respect city employees, residents and customers, and build an atmosphere of goodwill and the willingness to DO THE RIGHT THING.
I have spent extensive time educating myself regarding the annexation issue and would NOT recommend annexation unless I felt it was financially in the best interest of Annetta citizens today and for the future. My opponents’ “wait” behavior simply aligns with the council members that refuse to second the motion by Councilman Sheridan to have formal hearings and initiate analysis and public input through the process allowed by state law. The motion died for lack of a second, twice. The mayor initially called a special meeting in January 2013 because the data indicated a positive effect for the town.