I believe Ward 1 is the “front porch” of Homewood. With its many small
businesses, churches, parks, and historic homes, Ward 1 makes up the
heart of our city. From 18th Street to Central Avenue to the Shops of
Edgewood and everything in between, Ward 1 brings people to our city
and encourages families to make Homewood their home. Therefore, our
Ward deserves active and strong representation on the City Council.
In addition, a well-functioning Council is vital to the quality
of life we enjoy, as well as ensuring that every dollar of taxpayer
money is spent responsibly. I intend to bring an open mind and
spirit of cooperation to the Council, ensuring that Ward 1 is an active
participant in the overall betterment of our city.
Informative and Transparent Government
We have a unique opportunity to be intimately involved in the governing of our city.
With today’s technology there is no reason citizens cannot be fully informed. Through
email, Twitter, Facebook, and websites, I plan to keep Ward 1 citizens up-to-date
with the latest actions and events of our community. In addition, there is no replacement
for personal contact. I plan to make myself available to the citizens – whether
it is through a neighborhood get-together, a lunch meeting, or a simple phone call.
I want the citizens of Ward 1 to know why their representative makes decisions on
their behalf. I will use their input and advice to help form those decisions.
The unique small businesses in our Ward contribute greatly to the
character of our city. Since both my wife and I are small business
owners, I have a special interest in this segment of our community. I
will work with the Chamber of Commerce and directly with business
owners to ensure that they are fully supported and promoted.
Fostering an environment friendly to job creation and economic
development will continue to improve the excellent business base our
city already has.
I grew up in Tuscaloosa and graduated from Central High School. I then
attended Samford University on a football scholarship and received a
degree in Business Management. After college I returned to Tuscaloosa
and worked as a property manager for one of the city’s largest
property-owners. This is where I was first introduced to city
government, as I spent many hours in planning and zoning, permitting,
and presenting before the City Council. I met my wife, Amanda, in 2005,
the same year I began working for TAMKO Building Products, where I am
the Sales and Production Manager for the State of Alabama. We were
married at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Homewood in 2007. We
eventually settled in Homewood and moved to Stuart Street in 2009. Just
a year later our son, Britton, was born. We love the City of Homewood
and cannot imagine a better place to live and raise a family. It
would be an honor and privilege to represent our Ward on the City