Education: High school; Community college
Previous offices: County commissioner
Qualifications: Life-long Monroe County resident. Five and one-half years experience with many successes.
Top issues: Mandates with no funding. State and Federal funding cuts. Increased IMRF costs. Work comp insurance costs. Health insurance costs. Maintaining Oak Hill Nursing Home with the new bed tax and the late Medicaid payments. Keeping the highest quality patient care. Keeping the jobs and making the bond payments at Oak Hill without burdening the taxpayers. Maintaining our recent history of paying off debt on buildings and other bonds. In partnership with Madison and St. Clair counties, rebuilding our levees to protect our citizens, their jobs and residences and gaining economic development by bringing our levees to 100-year certification as soon as possible. Maintaining and enhancing our Monroe County agricultural levees and drainage districts. Bring economic development to Monroe County without affecting our environment and heritage. Perfecting our County web site to comply with OMA and be citizen friendly. Completing training and certificates of compliance with OMA for citizens serving on the various county boards.