I have been active in Move to Amend since 2013 and am a member of the Mentor affiliate. I feel that MTA is the best movement for reigning in corporate personhood and money in politics. I have been to all three Statewide Gatherings and have sat on the Coordinating Committee since 2014.
I helped lead Mentor MTA through a successful ballot initiative drive. I also helped with several other ballot initiative drives including Cleveland Heights, Toledo, and Cleveland. I have been trying to get others interested in starting affiliates and ballot initiatives in other communities throughout Lake, Cuyahoga and Geauga Counties. I also serve on our State Action committee and the National MTA Labor Caucus.
I’ve been very politically active since I retired in 2005. I graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy in 1980 and spent the next 25 years working on ships. I was involved in vessel operations, maintenance and shipyard repairs as an engineer. There I learned the experience to put together teams and inspire others toward a common goal.
I have taken that experience onto the campaign trail with great results. I would like to offer my abilities and persistence to continue serving on the State Coordinating Committee.