This is the fifth installment in a series introducing 2013 local election matchups.

Age: 57

Education: Graduate of Canton-Galva High School, one semester junior college

Occupation: Truck Driver

1. Why are you running for a position on local government?

I’m interested in improving the city of Canton.

2. What do you think the role of local government should be?

To represent and service the citizens, and do what’s right for the city.

3. What would be your goals if elected to a position on city government?

Again, to service all of the residents of Canton in a fair and honest way.

4. What do you think is the greatest challenge facing your community at this time? How would you address that challenge?

We have many issues to address in Canton. Top of the list is the condition of our streets. We also need to fill some homes here. We have a lot of places for sale, and we need to attract people to Canton and show what a great place it is to live. I will work with the Mayor and other council members, and represent the citizens of Canton on these and many other issues.