My family moved to Mercer Island in 1970 when I was 12. I attended Mercer View Elementary, North Mercer Junior High, and Mercer Island High School. I have two brothers and one sister who all live on Mercer Island.
I have been married to my wife Emily since 1993. Emily works as a temporary para pro at the special needs program at Crest, has served as a PTA volunteer and Bridge the Gap table captain for over ten years, lacrosse board member, founding board member of the National League of Young Men, and board member of the National Charity League.
Emily and I have a son and daughter at the high school who participate in drama, radio, music, lacrosse, and water polo. Together, we enjoy spending time outdoors, including skiing, fishing, and hiking.
I’m runnning for City Council because I have fought for many years to preserve and protect Mercer Island’s most precious resources - our pristine parks, tight-knit neighborhoods with reasonable house sizes and ample mature trees, a sense of safety and security under which we can live in a relatively stress and crime free, healthy environment. My wife and I feel incredibly grateful to be raising our children within this community, and so I believe it’s worthwhile to ensure future generations can reap these benefits as well.