I am a Charted Professional Accountant and have been in practice in St. Thomas,
Ontario for about 30 years. I grew up on a farm in Yarmouth Township (now Central
My wife Stella and I have raised our 4 children Cindy, Angela, Adam and Michelle
in Central Elgin. They are all on their own now, I am proud of all of them! We know
the struggles families face always striving for the best we can give.
I have worked with many community groups over the years. Past president of St. Thomas
Kiwanis club, Kiwant not for profit housing, Holy Angel's St. Anne's Credit Union.
Fanshawe College business curriculum advisory, Canadian Power and Sail Squadron,
Bereaved Families, Block Parent St. Thomas, St. Vincent DePaul, Pets Friends for
Life and many others.
Politically I have been president of and am currently on the Federal Conservative
and the PC Elgin Middlesex Riding Associations. I have also worked with our federal
and provincial members of parliament.
I have dealt with both federal and provincial government members and committees
to represent and advocate on behalf of some farmers, individuals and social groups.
Some background as to why I am running
In 2014 I ran for mayor in an effort to make council better and more functional,
unfortunately I was unsuccessful.
At that time, Municipally in Ward 4, myself and Harold Winkworth went to bat for
the Eastwood residents over the sanitary sewer project. I am most proud of the real
cost savings that resulted for these property owners
I felt then and still do that council is dysfunctional as far as delivering the
best to our people!
We need a council that makes decisions that are, properly considered and researched,
financially sound and make life better for all residents in Central Elgin.
Over the last number of years I see projects estimated extremely high and when bids
come in lower and are accepted, council thinks it is a windfall!! They then spend
up to their original estimates.
We have housing projects being considered now that would drastically change areas,
but without first considering traffic flow and other support services that will
It seems that to be treated fairly you have to know someone! I want people to be
treated fairly and get the best deal because it is right and they deserve that from
As an accountant and concerned taxpayer I know I can make a difference.
I WANT CHANGE and I WANT TO DO MORE!
167 Centennial Ave, St. Thomas, ON N5R 5B3
519-633-1941 (H), 519-633-5281 (B)