Occupation: Mail clerk at University of Iowa
Family: Wife, JoAnn; sons, Derrick and Kenny; five grandchildren.
Why are you running for mayor?
I have been on the City Council for 10 years and with the current mayor not running, it seemed like the next appropriate step. Also I think it is good to get new people on council with new ideas.
What do you think qualifies you to serve as mayor?
Ten years on council and five years on Planning and Zoning.
What do you hope to accomplish as mayor?
To keep Kalona moving in the right direction so that it is a great place to live and work and a place for our kids to return to after college.
What would you say to an undecided voter to convince them to vote for you?
I am very committed to make Kalona a great place to live and a destination for visitors.