I am proud to represent District 8 on the Board of Commissioners and to serve as Chair of the Board. I grew up in Pinconning, Michigan as the son of a commercial fisherman and a school lunch aide. By working part-time and thanks to scholarships, I earned a Bachelor Degree in Political Science from Northern Michigan University. I moved to Ann Arbor in 2011 after living in Salzburg, Austria and Washington D.C and later received a master of public administration degree from the University of Michigan.
I chose to run for County Commission because I love our community and am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve you. Given the state of politics today, it is more important than ever for our local elected leaders to stand up for our residents, and I am committed to working hard to endure our shared values are represented through our County government. In addition to being a County Commissioner, I spend my time as a community activist, working on issues around LGBT equality, economic inequality and public safety.
We have an incredible opportunity as the Board of Commissioners to do great work for our community and to tackle a wide range of challenges. Our biggest challenge is finding a way to provide all of the services our residents need in the most efficient way possible to ensure we use our resources wisely. We have a great deal of services to provide with limited resources and I'm looking forward to working with my fellow commissioners, county staff and administration to provide critical services to residents.
The key to success as an elected official, in my eyes, is to listen, learn and represent your community with pride.