What is the biggest problem facing the district you are running in?
The biggest problem facing small communities in my district is lack of funding we receive for our smaller organizations. These organizations are what keep communities active with each other. We also are in desperate need for transportation support for the community members who require assistance with medical appointments outside of their community.
What will you do to address these issues?
I will address all concerns and questions to the Region of Queens council, and always make great efforts to address and provide feedback. No questions will be unanswered and you will always receive a follow-up call or visit.
Help us get to know you a little:
I have been an active resident of Queens County for the past 35 years. My career with the Region was as administrator and department head of Hillsview Acres Home for Special Care. I was the creator of the Hillsview Auxiliary with help from our great staff. During my employment, I have met many wonderful people from our area, and remain involved in community-based groups, such as Kinsmen Club, Lions Club, Royal Canadian Legion, church groups, fire departments and school groups. This gave me opportunity to meet many community residents of our region. I am the board chairman of North Queens Nursing Home, the worshipful master of Zetland Lodge #9 and Royal Arch Mason Chapter #6 Liverpool. All of these above groups and people have made me a team community member.
What is something you consider unique about yourself?
I have a strong work ethic and believe that a job is not done until it is done right. I enjoy volunteering my time in my community. I am a very confident and caring person. I realize that patience and understanding are needed in life. I am very responsible and trustworthy and I am a team player. My wife Debbie and I enjoy spending valuable time with our family and friends. My potential in all the above defines my uniqueness that I bring to my life and others.