Public Service

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”

— Plato

The ability to govern ourselves is more than a right; it is a call to duty. Some answer the call by voting. Some answer it by volunteering. I answered it by serving as an elected official, having been voted into office for four consecutive terms.

I’m proud to have represented the interests of residents in the Town of Burke just outside Madison, WI for nine years. I worked to create a great Midwestern town for my family and my neighbors that has low crime, a high quality of life, and low taxes.

As Thomas Jefferson said, “The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.”

Town of Burke | Dane County, WI
Four Term Elected Town Supervisor | August 2014 – August 2023

  • Managed and optimized town zoning and planning, permits, natural resources, emergency services, municipal and public services, and ordinance creation to ensure efficient and effective operations.
  • Oversaw annual town budget of $2M, ensuring bid process management to optimize operational expenses and revenue requirements.
  • Provided guidance on fair and transparent elections, systems, and software, ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Built and managed constituent, lobbyist, business, and trade group relations, creating coalitions that protected the interests of the Town and its residents.
  • Interpreted state and federal regulations, codes, and rules, ensuring compliance for the Town.
  • Oversaw all government departments and the full lifecycle of municipal infrastructure projects, ensuring timely and cost-effective completion.
  • Served on the Community Court Commission, ensuring the fair and effective operation of the court.
  • Served as a liaison between constituents and other government entities at the local, county, and state levels, ensuring effective communication and collaboration.
  • Facilitated the development of ordinances to ensure adoption with the desired results, partnering with surrounding municipalities on short and long term strategy decisions.
  • Maintained effective, quality intergovernmental relations with leadership at other municipalities to achieve common goals.