Why vote for me?
I am running because I have a vision for stronger, more vibrant, healthy McKees Rocks.
A Mayor's responsibilities lie in Code Enforcement and Public Safety. As Mayor, I would pursue and hold accountable "absentee" landlords who victimize the neighborhood (us) and their tenants (also us) as well. In my view Code Enforcement should be a tool to encourage new homeownership and promote a sense of pride in ourselves and our community.
We all are aware of the many problems that McKees Rocks faces: long overdue improvements to our infrastructure, an over-stressed school district, underfunded public services due to our decimated tax base, etc. This is why my primary area of focus will be working to get our hundreds of abandoned and blighted properties back on the tax rolls, so we have a better ability to fund our needs.
I am asking for your vote because I am a pragmatic optimist, because I believe in myself and because I believe in you. I believe everyone of us has concerns for our community. I want to hear yours. That is why I am running for Mayor because I believe our voices lifted as one will be too loud to ignore. Please work with me for a better McKees Rocks.
"David, what qualifies you for Mayor?"
1 — I have been attending council meetings for many years, as well as advocating on behalf of the community when council was not as transparent as they should be, as well as standing up for modern developmental and governmental practices that currently are lacking in our local government.
2 — I am a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. This is the same union as our local television personalities and much of the press belong to. These are my union brothers and sisters, and, as Mayor, and the primary advocate of McKees Rocks, I would have a leg-up to be able to communicate with these organizations to help mend our damaged reputation. I am also a member of IATSE Locals 3 Stagehands and 489 Studio Mechanics, which means I am well accustomed to working in the rain while being yelled at, with the promise of being able to come back and do it again the next day. In short, I understand labor.
3 — Working in a creative field has taught me to think outside of the box and not to be afraid to dive in and get my hands dirty in order to solve a problem. Finding creative solutions to our shared problems is my goal.
4 — I will listen to what the community wants and lift up its concerns at council meetings. I will also do my best to listen to our councilmen to try to bridge gaps that exist between us so that we can come up with solutions together that work for EVERYONE!