The American Character is based on pragmatism and values, not extreme ideology of any flavor.  I believe in people working together to solve shared problems.  The city should cooperate with the private sector and the public to get things done.

I believe in my power of persuasion and cooperation to reach results.  By bringing a rational perspective, I have helped form a consensus position on important city issues.  On the other hand, I have been the single dissenting vote when the Council majority was contrary to the values of our community.


We need council members that have the experience, balance, vision, and a can-do spirit to make the city prosper.