Having been born and raised in Lewes – with family roots across multiple generations who have been committed to serving our special community– I care deeply for the environment, history, organizations and businesses, and people that make our city special. So much so, that my wife Rita, a fellow Cape Henlopen graduate, and I returned home six years ago to raise our two young sons, Keenan and Bodhi, in the Lewes tradition.
Lewes is still in many ways the same charming and caring town of my youth. It has grown and evolved bringing many positive aspects to our community which is what both keeps and draws many residents and visitors here. However, it has also raised challenges.
As a community, and as leaders, we need to both celebrate and honor the positive aspects of growth as well as proactively face the challenges as we encounter them. Some of these challenges include its ecology, its economy, its infrastructure, and, over time, its close-knit community. And rather than sit back and see how things unfold, I am keen to be an active part of the solutions, to help meet those challenges, by running for the Lewes City Council.
As a fresh, independent voice for the people of our community, I will work to ensure that the “first town in the first state” evolves in a meaningful way that preserves its unique character and outstanding quality of life and brings to life a clear vision for the future of Lewes. That will mean leveraging the power of community talent, strategic partnerships and innovative growth strategies to achieve four outcomes I believe are essential to a sustainable and resilient future.
Read the Editorial Piece in the Cape Gazette for more information about why I am running: