On the Record
What experiences do you have that make you a good candidate for office?
I have worked 8 years for the Grafton Township Highway Department, under the stewardship of Jack Freund, who has endorsed me. I have been a certified mechanic for 30 years and bring that knowledge and experience to the Highway Commissioner position.
What are your top two or three priorities if elected?
First, I will work to cut costs wherever possible. Second, I will work closely with the Township Board and the Township Supervisor, to help restore civility to township government. Third, I will keep Grafton Township roadways, clean, safe and well maintained. This will insure safety for all Grafton Township families.
Would you support freezing your taxing district\'s levy until housing prices rebound? Why or why not?
Absolutely, YES. We as taxpayers cannot afford higher taxes.
What one decision by the township board do you most disagree with and why?
I disagreed with the plans to build a new township hall. We need to tighten our belts and cut costs, just like all Grafton Township families have had to do.
What was the biggest accomplishment of the board in the past year?
The biggest accomplishment was the decision to cut all Grafton Township officials salaries. I agreed to these cuts, from the beginning. Most taxpayers have taken cuts, so should all elected officials.
Why should voters elect you to office?
First, My goal is to cut costs while keeping our roads safe. Second, I have 8 years of hands on Grafton Township Highway Department experience. Third, Being mentored by Jack Freund let\\\'s me hit the ground running. Lastly, I will dedicate ALL my time to do the best job possible, for all the people of Grafton Township.
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