1) What do you offer
as a candidate?
I offer a voice for the people. I left the Republican Party because I felt I
could best represent the people of this city if I did not have to fight with
party leaders and lobbyists about how I would vote. My vote is for the people first. Never a party leader or
2) What does your
district most need from the City Council?
Perry township has been neglected for too long. There are many streets that need repaved that
are being ignored by the Rebuild Indy project since they are not high profile
areas. The majority of neighborhoods
don't have sidewalks. The north side is
connected with sidewalks and trails. It
is time Perry gets the same treatment.
3) What's your
opinion of the 2012 budget proposed by the mayor?
I think the mayor has misplaced priorities. The budget has so many departments with
overlapping services. If we were to do
away with the overlaps and unnecessary services the city would save enough money
to repave the run down streets every year.
Not just when he floats a 30 year loan in the form of a bond one
4) What is your
position on a comprehensive smoking ban?
I feel that the current smoking ban is far enough. With the exception of fraternal organizations
and bars the city is non-smoking. Adults
are free to make their own choice. If
you don't want to be around smoke they should choose their freedom of choice to
go somewhere else. Nobody forces people
to go to any one bar.
5) Do you think the city needs more
I think the police department is very
top heavy. I think that the officers in
the offices need to be reallocated to the streets. Once that has been change then we can look at
if more are needed. If it is determined
that they are I would support it. Public
Safety is number one.
6) Do you support
increased funding for public transit?
I think that public transit is important.
Unfortunately, in this city it is a broken system. The whole thing needs redone. Throwing more money at a flawed system would
be a waste of tax dollars without a major change.
7) Do you think the
streets and sidewalks in your district are in good shape?
I think that many streets are in good shape.
I also think that they could be better.
There are many streets still being neglected. Sidewalks in the district are few and far
between. It's hard to say they are in
good shape when there are so few of them.
8) Name one project that would most benefit
Perry is lacking in
sidewalks. Perry needs to have a good
sidewalk system that links us to downtown like the north side.
9) What question do
you wish we'd asked?
I wish you would have asked about my work with small
business owners. They need our
help. If we could help more small
business owners grow and succeed then it would create more jobs.