Explain why you are qualified for the office you seek: In 2007, I successfully launched Upward Sykesville, to gain council seats and move Sykesville on a positive upward track. When small towns were dying, we took on the challenge to make Sykesville successful. Elected for two terms, which included 6 years as Sykesville Town Council President, I am the only candidate that has this small-town turnaround experience. We accomplished a lot: reestablishing the Sykesville Parks and Rec Committee, creating the Main Street Association, Hiring the first Main Street Manager, originating the Sykesville Annual Holiday Decorating Contest, Establishing the Sykesville Military Memorial (honoring our Veterans and First Responders), while still doing the classic government programs: implementing community policing, repaving roads and successfully cutting wasteful spending. Sykesville is thriving! All this leading to being the "Coolest Small Town in America." I believe in term limits and stepped down after my two terms on the Sykesville Town Council. I have answered the call to lead at the County level. I am a Christian family man with strong family values who is very involved with my Church, Community Organizations, and for over 10 years, Coached Youth Soccer and Softball at Freedom Rec. We need good leaders that can be examples for our children.