Fox Lake Village President
Fox Lake is a great place to live in and I want to keep it that way.
We have some problems that need to be fixed and I believe that I can be part of the solution. I am willing to work hard for the Village and make the difficult decisions required.
I am very accessible and am willing to listen to all people. I will always give a decision and explain the reason for the decision.
Since I was in grade school I have been active in the community in a variety of ways ranging from volunteer activities to coaching youth organizations to providing free infrastructure to the Village.
The fourth generation of my family is living in Fox Lake. I want future generations of my family to live here also.
I have experience on the Village Board and Planning Commission. As a business owner and I have to make payroll and pay vendors each week. I know how to keep within a budget. During the recent hard economic times, my company has prospered while others have not.
I believe that actions speak louder than words and have worked to make the Village better through my actions.
A solid background in business, education and government provide me with the needed experiences to be re-elected as Mayor.
I started as a clerk and 36 later retired from the same company (Grainger, Inc.) as a Corporate Vice President. In that time, the company grew from $25 million to over $7 billion. I was able to grow professionally and personally. My education at DePaul and Stanford Universities also provided me with necessary tools in management for both business and government.
After I retired, I have served as a Village Board Trustee for 8 years and currently I\\\\\\\'m in my fourth year as Mayor of Fox Lake.
Added to this, I have a firm family foundation consisting of my wife , 5 sons and 9 grandchildren.