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

Age: 45

Occupation: Structural mechanic at Avcon Ind. in Newton

Experience: First time candidate

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

To offer my help in advancing business opportunities and helping the citizens of Marquette in their concerns.

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

To offer ideas to improve certain concerns of the towns citizens and to assist in attracting new business.

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

Improve infrastructure in town to attract new business, address the concerns of current business in town, and the concerns of the citizens.

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

Keeping our school open, attracting new business. I would address these issues with the same answer as what I think the role of the council should be.