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After I was discharged I went to work at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Granite City as a Medical Technologist. Shortly after that I received a job offer from what is now the Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, where I have now been employed for over 37 years. I am now working as a Validation Chemist in the Quality Control Department I am a graduate of the University of Missouri at St. Louis.
I have a daughter Laura and a son Jason who were educated in the Hazelwood school system and 3 grandchildren. My wife Kathy and I enjoy traveling, working on our home and with our church at Zion UCC in Florissant.
I am proud and grateful for the years I have been able to serve as a councilman for the great people in Ward 1 in our city. Our city is well respected countywide for great property values, low crime and efficiently run government. I also want to thank my family for the support that they have given me. Serving the city has given me the opportunity to meet some great people and feel that I have had a positive impact on what was already a great city. Along with serving on the council I am also a trustee for Whitney Chase South. I serve as a liaison for the Parks and Recreation Board and sit on the Personnel Advisory committee and Finance and Insurance committee. I have also worked on numerous area wide transportation committees trying to bring improvements to roads in North County such as 367, 270 and 170. I am proud of the Council and Mayor that I serve with which always have the best interests of the City at heart when they make their decisions.
I encourage the residents of the city to get involved in some way. The more people that get involved the better government they get and the better decisions we make. We have numerous committees which are always in need of more individuals willing to give a couple hours a month of their time each month. Otherwise why not just come up to a City Council Meeting? Your comments are always welcome.