"Born and raised in Altoona I grew up in a family of eight, my Father worked for the railroad, just like his Father. From a young age, I learned the value of hard work, teamwork and faith. Like many others I had to move away to find work after college. After moving back to Altoona I took notice to the blight and decline of some areas in the City. I wanted to get involved and be a part of the solution! I have been serving on City Council since 2014 and have learned a great deal about our community's infrastructure and finances. Being a Councilman for the City of Altoona has been a terrific learning experience. I truly believe that together we can make Altoona a great place to live and work. I appreciate the opportunity to serve our community!"