Updated: Jun 10, 2020
Family Values, Faith Centered
Kathryn, my wife, and I have been married for 12 years and have been blessed with four children. My three boys Eli (9), Tomas (6), and Augusto (3), love to spoil their baby sister, Annalise (1). When we are not playing in the dirt around Urban Acres, we are usually active with an activity at our church, St Pauls Episcopal, at our children's school, St Marks, or finding family friendly activities in the Peoria area. I have hitch hiked across Europe, I have traveled the world, lived in places from Dallas, TX to Harrisburg, PA, and at the end of the day, am proud to call Peoria my home. I hope to bring that pride back into the office of Mayor, as well as into our own discussions as we talk about the future of our city and the region as a whole.
When we moved back to Peoria 4 years ago, we did so with the idea that we could show that the North Valley is a great place to raise a family due to its affordability, walkability, and access to the region as a whole. We could be close to family and help our community through our own engagement and investment, alongside many of the other neighbors who have been here for years. I believe we can attract new neighbors and help raise the tide for all the families in the neighborhood and the city of Peoria as a whole. In order to accomplish that, we have to have a responsive city hall that finds ways to say YES versus saying NO at every turn. My experience with the leadership at city hall drove me to speak out for small business owners, landlords, and the average Peorian. We deserve better, we deserve a city hall that works for its residences, and I plan on bringing that to the residents of Peoria if elected.