- Age: 35
- Family: Sarah, wife. Expecting first child in June.
- Education: B.A., Harvard University; J.D., Northwestern University.
- Occupation: Assistant U.S. attorney
- Political party affiliation, if any: N/A
- Previous elected offices: None
What is the primary reason you are running for this office?
My sole purpose for seeking election is to help make decisions in the best interests of our children. Our schools are the heart of our community. I will work with the superintendent, administration, faculty, support staff, parents, and residents of Frankfort to continue providing every child with the knowledge and skills needed to achieve success.
What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?
We must continue offering students an array of opportunities in classroom, intramural, athletic, and extracurricular activities. We must challenge our students each and every day. We must provide the best possible education at the lowest possible cost to the taxpayers.
What sets you apart from the other candidates?
My experience as a federal prosecutor, an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law, and a collegiate baseball umpire provides me with a unique perspective of the challenges faced by students, coaches, and educators. I often have to make important decisions based purely on what I think is the right thing to do. I will bring that attitude to the Frankfort School Board.
How long have you lived in Frankfort?
My wife, Sarah, and I moved to Frankfort in 2009 because the schools and the town are wonderful. We live in the Prestick subdivision. We take advantage of the farmers markets, the downtown, and the bike trails whenever we can.
What is your favorite thing about Frankfort?
Frankfort is full of dynamic, civic-minded people and is a remarkable place to live and raise a family.
What is the biggest problem in Frankfort?
Our school district must vigorously pursue the funding owed us each year by the State of Illinois. In addition, population growth poses challenges for all levels of local government, including our schools. I will work to see that we have a comprehensive plan that includes collecting our fair share of funds and maintaining our sense of community even as we grow.