On January 3, 2022, I began my journey as an elected official serving as a Chester City Councilman directing Public Property and Recreation. In my first year on council, I initiated an Adopt A Park program that invites organization to join the city to perform clean ups of parks and playgrounds. I initiated a grant responsible for the building of the first new playset in Sun Village Park in decades. I partnered with local businesses to install chemical controls at the Memorial Park pool to provide safe, clean water while also earmarking over $300,000 to complete the pool renovations in 2023. I started the process of converting the First Tee golf building in Eyre park to be transformed into a youth environmental center in 2023. I was responsible for over 100 new trees planted in Chester parks and playgrounds. I removed and repaired numerous pieces of dangerously damaged playground equipment. Grass cutting was accelerated in all parks and playgrounds. Finally, I partnered with Crozer Library to open a satellite location in the City Hall computer lab targeted for 2023. In 2023, I’m directing Public Safety which includes the fire department, License and Inspection, and the Health Bureau.
I’m a Chester native and 1978 graduate of Chester High School who earned an electrical engineering degree from Villanova University in 1982. I was on the Chester Biddy Basketball League national championship team in 1974 and was named as an All-American on the 1975 team.
I’ve worked as an engineer for Philadelphia Gas Works and Delcora and management positions with IBM, MCI, and the Delaware County Daily Times. I spent 6 years as a process operator at the Marcus Hook Sunoco refinery and a year as a substitute teacher in the Chester Upland School District. In 2006, I launched the Chester Spotlight community newspaper that in 2010 it morphed into the multiple award winning Chester City Blog which is still active (ChesterBlog.com).