A New Beginning

A People's City Hall

It is with great enthusiasm, dedication, and high expectations that I seek the important Office of Rose Hill Mayor. The residents of Rose Hill need and deserve a leader who will bring the citizens voice back to city hall.    


I strongly believe that active civic, community, and social organizations make a community a better place to live. 


I believe in government transparency, where citizens can voice their opinions more actively and effectively. Transparent governments with active and informed citizens produce better government, plain and simple.


Anyone who has attended our city council meetings regularly is well aware that over the last few years there has been no transparency and very little respect for the citizens at our city hall.


I regularly attend our city council meetings, and constantly witness the council approving ordinances, resolutions and other new or old business without even short discussion or citizen input.

  • Decisions are made behind closed doors prior to council meetings
  • Citizens are not included in spending or budget issues
  • Citizens are not allowed to ask questions at council meetings
  • Restrictions are placed on council discussions
  • Workshops almost never exist
  • Minutes of the meetings are abbreviated with minimum details 

We have only one elected official left on the council. The current mayor and four of the five council members are all appointed officials without having earned a single vote from the community, and they appear to have forgotten who they represent.


It’s time to bring the citizens back into focus. It’s time for a new beginning that start’s with respect and courtesy for all residents and recognition of their concerns. It’s time for open effective leadership.


I see emphasis on our older traditional areas that have been overlooked far too long. I see equal opportunities, activities and improvement potential for all areas of town. Open City Council meetings broadcast online for everyone to watch from home and public Wi-Fi locations could be in the near future. I see new business strategies and investments for improved financial security. 


I have already attended several neighboring city council meetings recently and have been talking with their mayors and council members. I’m acquiring good relationships, knowledge and networking potential. I’m learning about their city successes and their failures. 


Rose Hill has always been my hometown and I am very passionate about it. I have a vision of bringing back trust, loyalty, and unity between city hall and our citizens. Working together we will switch gears and make our community thrive again.   


I pledge respect and will provide Rose Hill residents, our city employees, and our council with participatory, transparent and effective government leadership; and I will make sure the citizens are treated right.


I would like to ask for your vote and would be honored to have your support in this year's general election on November 7   


I can. I will. End of Story

Immediately as Mayor

  • Re-establish the Mayor’s office in City Hall
  • Restore the physical responsibility of the Mayor being available 
  • Won't tolerate any disrespect to the citizens
  • End all closed door decisions     
  • Remove restrictions placed on council discussions
  • Reinstate full staff support at city council meetings
  • Encourage participation
  • Listen to the people


Dedication

  • An advocate for the citizens
  • A vital communications link between the citizens and the city
  • Use my people skills to bring people together toward common goals and unity
  • Support and work with the council to assemble a committee for the purpose of developing strategies for rebuilding our poor credit rating
  • Reach out to the citizens of Rose Hill for input with improving our financial state
  • Strive to build a new rapport and network with our neighboring cities and mend the burnt bridges 
  • Use my experience, know-how and overall connection with the citizens to manage our city in the right direction

Bottom Line...

Rose Hill citizens need representation from someone who is committed to our city for the long haul and someone whose attention our taxpaying citizens can get when they need it.


I will return the Mayor’s Office to City Hall to properly address our community and resident issues.


  • I'm a Lifetime Rose Hill Resident of 60 years        
  • I promise Effective Professional Leadership and Business Skills and I bring 40 Years Experience 
  • I have been Community Involvement for Five Decades 
  • I promise to Respect all Citizens and Their Concerns  
  • I am a Veteran of the US Air Force and have served with the Kansas Air National Guard

I pledge government transparency, proper review and citizen involvement when Rose Hill makes important decisions or spends taxpayer dollars.