I am a long-term resident and property owner in Blanding. My wife and I have raised our 4 daughters here in Blanding and all six of us have graduated from San Juan High School. We currently have 9 grandchildren all of which live in Blanding and are enrolled as students with the San Juan School District.
I am in my 29th year as an educator and my 24th year with the San Juan School District. I believe Blanding is a good community in which to rear a family. If elected, I will strive to maintain the values and principles that have successfully undergirded our community.
I support the Blanding City staff and will work to ensure that we remain an attractive employer of choice. I will continue the fight to attract family-supporting jobs to our community. During the meet the candidates event, I once again positioned myself publicly against the Bears Ears National Monument and against alcohol sales in Blanding.
The primary role of City government is to protect its citizens through law enforcement and fire prevention and abatement, through water resources development, drainage, and waste disposal, and the development of other infrastructure such as roads. Blanding has done an excellent job living within its means and we need to continue to do so. Politically and personally I am conservative. I am not a politician however I am willing to serve the citizens of Blanding to the best of my ability. I hope to maintain our identity as a community while encouraging growth that will benefit families and our community.
I am a military veteran and extremely proud to be an American and to have the opportunity to run for office, and hopefully to be able to serve our community as a member of the Blanding City Council.