continued If voters choose to keep the position elective, how will you increase accountability, both financially and responsively, to residents?
If the voters keep the position elected, accountability will be as it has always been. Each election they may have a choice of two candidates. The voters will decide to vote for or against me on their perceived opinion of my performance. They may be well informed. They may vote party line. They may have a myriad of other reasons.
Whether the voters keep the position elected or change it to appointed, I can assure the residents of Lysander that I will work hard to meet the needs of our entire community. I will investigate all concerns and respond accordingly. I will ensure that there is a comprehensive plan for preventative maintenance of town roads and equipment. I will ensure that there is a fiscally responsible capital equipment replacement plan. I will create and formalize cooperative agreements with other municipalities and ensure that we have the appropriate equipment with respect to those agreements.
Municipalities working together can reduce the cost to all taxpayers. I will work in a cooperative and constructive manner with the town board. I will work to build a unified and cohesive team within the highway department and across all town departments.
Why should voters elect you?
As I stated before, I have a plan to continue the forward motion that started with the previous election. The current administration was swept into office by a mandate from the people of Lysander. Business as usual was no longer acceptable. They wanted a responsive and cooperative government, a lean and financially responsible government, a government that represents the entire community. I will bring that to the highway department.
I have over 25 years of achievement in management, operations, maintenance and training from the US Navy and manufacturing. I have proven leadership and management skills. I can take command of an organization and lead it to higher performance levels. My ability to analyze needs and create unique solutions to yield exceptional outcomes has proven to be one of my greatest assets.