I’m married to my wife, Karen, and I’ve been a resident of Woodstock for over a decade. I was born in Chicago, and spent most of my youth in the western suburbs.
When I was 9, my family moved to Big Sandy Tennessee, population 600. We raised hogs and cattle and had a couple horses, and it was there that I learned to appreciate life in rural America. Its also a big part of why I chose to live in McHenry County.
I still love to see the fields of corn and the cows, but also appreciate living in a metropolitan suburb. I came back to the Chicagoland area when I was about 14 and have lived in this area ever since. Woodstock and McHenry County are my home. In terms of politics and policy, broadly, I would call myself a constitutional conservative.
My wife, Karen and I at a Bears game a few years ago
I co-founded and currently lead "Voters In Action". A citizen activism group focused on increasing public awareness of issues and making it easier for the public to take action. We focus our attentions primarily on issues related to taxes and transparency, and have had some significant wins in these regards.
When elected, I will not hire my wife, or anyone else in my family and I challenge my opposition to make the same statement.
WE CAN NO LONGER AFFORD COUNTY GOVERNMENT THAT SERVES SPECIAL INTERESTS AND POLITICIANS. WE NEED RESPONSIBLE, ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT THAT OPERATES IN THE TAXPAYER’S BEST INTERESTS.