Why are you running?
Simply put, I love Chatham. I’m raising two beautiful daughters here with my wife Erin, and we couldn’t be more excited about the potential for our municipality.
Coming from a large family with deep roots in this community, I feel it is my time to give back to Chatham-Kent.
What are the key issues?
Affordable homes are a glaring need, and the last two years have really amplified it locally. As a result, homelessness has become more prevalent. Making affordable housing will assist in creating a better quality of life for C-K.
C-K and Ontario’s southwest will see more jobs coming to the area. We need to be prepared with careful and strategic planning to make our area prosperous. There are many moving parts and council is important to this process.
Too often we lose our young adults to bigger centres. We must explore options and ways to be attractive to keep our friends and family here.
With a larger population, we will create a larger tax base, which will decrease the burden property owners currently face.
What do you hope to achieve if elected?
Chatham-Kent is a growing community. I want to be part of that growth with forward and progressive thinking/ideas. If elected, I will continue to listen to the constituents of Chatham and be the voice for them. It is important that we are unified as a community to help grow our municipality for the next generation.
What skills and experience do you bring?
First and foremost, I’m someone who cares deeply about Chatham-Kent. I have a huge heart and a strong work ethic that was instilled in me at a young age. I really just want to make a difference in this community and grow with Chatham-Kent.