My educational and professional
experiences, along with my public service experience, make me a good
fit for the city council.
I have lived in Lincoln almost my entire
life. After graduating from high school, I received a bachelor's
degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Springfield.
I returned to Lincoln with my wife, Sarah, and have since completed
my M.B.A. from Benedictine University.
For four years, I have worked for Caterpillar in Inventory
Management. I began as an inventory management analyst and became
the senior forecasting analyst where I developed and managed
Caterpillar's monthly worldwide $1.5 billion inventory forecast. I
recently became a project manager, overseeing projects that have
saved the company millions of dollars.
I have been involved in public service all my life. I am
currently serving on the Economic Development Partnership's business
incubator committee. For ten years I was part of an outreach team
that provided humanitarian aid to people all over the world. Through
this volunteer effort, I've worked with people in Russia, Venezuela,
Puerto Rico, Mexico, Europe, and the U.S. I have also served on
numerous church committees. Through all of my experiences I have
learned how to both lead and serve, an asset that will
benefit the city of Lincoln.
Why am I running for city council?
I am running for city council because our city needs sound
financial leadership. Lincoln is a wonderful place, full of
hard-working, caring, generous people. But the city of Lincoln is
also a $12 million enterprise whose decisions impact you and I on a
daily basis. Our city needs leaders who will run Lincoln like the
business it is.
In these uncertain economic times, we have to think outside the
box. We live in such a giving community; together we can come up
with many creative solutions. Despite our country's financial
struggles, Lincoln has the potential to thrive.
It is important that we plan for our future so our children and
grandchildren will inherit a city they can be proud of.
You deserve leaders that will make use of the many wonderful
resources we have in Lincoln. In my opinion, our best resource is
our people. You deserve a city government that is interactive and
responsive to your thoughts, concerns, and ideas. No one can improve
Lincoln alone, but together we can.