A Teamster for 35 years, I have served as Secretary Treasurer of Local 179 for 5 years and am currently the Vice President of Fox Valley Building Trades and Treasurer of Three Rivers Construction Alliance. I negotiate Collective Bargaining agreements and represent 3000 Teamsters at Local 179. I also oversee the finances and approve expenditures for the Local. Recently, I was appointed to the City of Aurora Planning Commission and also sit on the Kane County Fuel Tax Advisory Committee.

I moved to Aurora in 2005 having previously lived in LaSalle and Kendall Counties. Being active in the Aurora community with Indivisible Aurora, Aurora Township Democratic Central Committee and with my church, St. David’s Episcopal Church. As Vice President of Fox Valley Building Trades, I advocate for projects that employ local union workers. I also seek to utilize my knowledge of contract negotiations and commitment to supporting working families in Kane County government.

As Secretary Treasurer of Teamsters Local 179, I formally announced my candidacy for Kane County Board Chairperson on June 24, 2019 and am excited to work toward making Kane County an economic engine that will support the services needed to live a safe and prosperous life in Kane County.

“My experience working with developers and general contractors along with Federal and State Legislatures to get projects up and running safely and on budget in the planning and development process, has prepared me for the Kane County Board Chairperson’s responsibility to oversee economic development within the county.”

I look forward to the opportunity to serve the residents of Kane County and hope to earn your support.