My wife Meg and I made a choice to put down roots here in Mount Rainier. Meg grew up just on the D.C. side of Eastern Avenue and her family was very much a part of the Mount Rainier community. As I grew to know the community, I knew it was a place I wanted to raise my family and it has become just that - a place where we love raising our son, Austin. Our hope is that through our own community engagement we can help carry the baton forward in sustaining that character for his generation.
And while there are a lot of things that make us different as residents of Mount Rainier, I am a firm believer in the idea that there is a lot more that unites us as a community. In listening to constituents at City Council meetings, through door knocking, or in our local businesses, I’ve developed a platform that reflects the three most widely shared interests:
Celebrating the diversity of our neighborhood through a commitment to civic engagement of all our residents, with a focus on bringing structure and coordination to our city’s greatest asset - its social capital.
Ensuring accountability in basic city governance that enables us to grow economically while retaining the character of our neighborhood.
Investing in sustainable community living that benefit all residents.
You’ll find policy proposals for addressing each and every one of those interests in my platform. I intend to use what I have learned from my day job - as a labor attorney negotiating collective bargaining agreements - to work hard and listen patiently to find shared interests with my fellow elected officials that will help move the ball forward on each one of these fronts.