I was born in Toledo in 1955, lived here all my life and moved to Sylvania Township in 1984. I went to Woodward High and attended UT. I received my Cosmetology license in 1978 and bought my own salon in 1980. My wife, Kathy and I have been married 21 years and have 3 daughters. My oldest goes to BG and our younger 2 attend Southview. I have been in business for 29 going on 30 years. We also own a travel agency call Encore Travel and some condos in Sylvania.
I would like to restore some seed money for some of the community services that were stopped by Dee Dee and Pam. These services are to keep Sylvania Area Family Services, SCAT and Sister Cities seeded to keep us a community. I would like to stop the frivolous lawsuits that have cost the Township over $500,000.00 in legal fees. This is only an estimate for the Township Administraitor. He would not give me a total which could be as much as $1,000,000.00. He said he couldn't guess right now. I would like to work with the city on the water system that has been put on hold for several years. I would also like to create a tax district that the City would collect income tax from and spit it with the Township. This would put an end to annexation, if the project could be negotiated. This would be built in the township as an industrial park for green companies including a wind mill farm to produce electricity. I am hoping for the creation of 500 to 1,000 jobs in the community.
I will serve as an independant voice for all Sylvania and end the lack of communication with the City. I will hold community coffee meetings and go out and talk to people about their complaints to see that they are heard. When I ran in 2005, I met a gentleman that wanted the speed limit on Mitchaw Rd. reduced by Timberstone and a stop sign added. He said he had been trying to get something done for 4 years. I went to the County Engineers office instead of campaigning for as least 5 hours to help this man. The project was completed in 1 week. I don't do this for gratitude but to help my fellow man.