I was appointed to the Champaign City Council in August of 2006 and was elected to Council in April 2007 and 2011. I serve as an at large member.
For background, prior to being selected for the City Council, I had the privilege to serve as an elected member of the Champaign County Board for 14 years, 4 of those years as the Vice-Chair. I understand how government works and the duties of serving as an elected official. I also own a small business in Champaign: I am a local attorney and partner with the law firm of Tummelson, Bryan & Knox, LLP.
As an elected official I have supported balanced budgets, intergovernmental cooperation, smart growth/environmental issues, and business and economic development.
It is my belief that our Council has a duty to provide for City infrastructure needs, promote planned growth and economic development, and provide basic City services while living within its means. Over the years the Council has helped to transform our community into a place that people want to live. A place where people stay and want to raise their families.
My priorities include:
- embracing technology/transparency
- economic development
- continuing to support our downtown and midtown
- upgrading and renewing our neighborhoods
- partnering with the school district and the library
- cooperating with our neighboring governments
I am proud of our City Government and the services provided to the citizens of Champaign. I welcome the opportunity to give back to our community through public service. I want to work to continue the excellent progress our City has made in recent years.
Thank you for your past support. I hope I can count on you to support me in the future. Turnout for the elections will be extremely important. Please take the time to vote and to ask others around you to do the same. Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering for my campaign, putting up a yardsign, or supporting the campaign financially.