DISTRICT 2, Morris/Butternuts/Pittsfield
COMMUNITY OF RESIDENCE: Town of Butternuts
EDUCATION: 1979-1982 University of Miami, Miami Fla., studied History and Political Science, no graduation date
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Real Estate sales, investment and research 1979-present; Insurance Broker and Agent (New York and Florida), 1988-2005
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Active in Republican Committee, Delaware and Otsego counties. Have worked on multiple campaigns and causes.
FAMILY: Married, two step-sons, six grandchildren
PHILOSOPHY OF GOVERNMENT: Limited government, strict constitutional interpretation, Jeffersonian. More interested in representation than leadership
MAJOR ISSUES FACING OTSEGO COUNTY: County manager, Medicare relief, bringing in business and industry.
MY QUALITIES: Reasonable, willing to work with those who disagree with me. Passion for good government. I will do my best to represent all of the people as best I am able, including those I disagree with and who disagree with me.
STATEMENT: I believe the process is more important than the outcome. Democratic government is about how we legislate, not simply what we accomplish. The ends never justify the means. I have my own ideals and concerns, but in the end, it is the system that matters, not that my ideals and perspectives enjoy some special hegemony.