It has been a true honor to be elected by the people of Cary as their Trustee since April of 2011. As a 37 year resident and small businessman, I have “sold” the benefits of living and working in Cary every single day. I have had the pleasure to serve on the Cary Economic Development Committee for 7 years, as well as a number of business and Civic groups, like the Cary-Grove Chamber of Commerce, Cary Grove Business Association, Association of Midwest Business Brokers (now MBBI), Cary Grove Jaycees, and Past President of the McHenry County Board of Realtors (now Heartland Realtor Organization).For many years, I also coached Cary Youth Basketball. I share a unique perspective of the hurdles small businesses face when considering expanding in or relocating to our town. I know firsthand their frustrations with unfair, confusing and many times costly decisions this Village has made at their expense. I plan to change that. As a Trustee, I have proven my level of engagement by attending nearly 100% of all meetings and as Mayor, I would expect to do no less.
As an experienced Cary Village Trustee, I am ready to become Cary’s 27th Mayor. Having the integrity, experience and dedication to move Cary in a positive direction; by means of fiscal responsibility, economic development and continued public improvements. I have owned a business for over 25 years and for the last 16 years, been located in the Cary Point Business Park. I have held chairman, executive board level, director positions and volunteered within our community. My business experience, linked with years of public service, including the associations I represented and managed, have earned me the experience to be a successful Mayor. Listening to others, being trusted, maintaining relationships and bringing people together to get things done, is the core of my business philosophy. By attending over 90% of village board meetings since my term ended, I have a strong understanding of what is going on and what needs to be accomplished in Cary. I do not have a conflict of interest when working with land owners, landlords, potential developers and businesses in Cary, and will not profit from any transactions. I will make fair and balanced decisions that are in the best interest of the Village of Cary.