For City Council
Someone once told me that if you really want to make a difference, get involved in local politics. I think I have made a difference throughout my career and philanthropy, but I do see this as an opportunity to make more good things happen for even more people!
I was raised in La Porte, went off to college at Indiana University (Bloomington) and moved to Chicago for work after graduating. When I married the love of my life, Liz Woolsey Franke (also a La Porte native), we decided it was time to set our family’s roots in the place where our hearts were. We’re now raising three beautiful kids here!
I am very active in our community. I am on the Redevelopment Commission for the city of La Porte, I’m a founding board member of the Big Comedy La Porte charity (dba – La Porte Seamless Charity) – approaching 100k raised AND donated, I am a Slicer Champions mentor and a Court Appointed Youth Advocate to a wonderful boy who needs a little guidance!
I am a small business owner in the city of La Porte. Being a business owner has taught me that every decision has a chain reaction. It’s important to critically think before making a choice and that is what I intend to do as a City Councilman.
I’m in this for one purpose: the betterment of our community. Let’s make La Porte the spot to live, work and raise a family! I hope I can count on your vote for City Council at Large.
The Leadership Our City Needs
As a team player, I will work together to push for the best resolution on all matters at hand. We need a new approach to things at City Hall and I can deliver results for the people of La Porte.
A Vision For The Future
As someone who has lived and worked in La Porte for many years, it is my goal to make it an even better place for residents and visitors. I believe our unique community has the potential to grow and flourish. I would like to see more businesses coming to the area, bringing in more jobs and money for the local economy.
A few key issues I feel strongly about include Economic Development, Public Safety, Revitalizing Our Downtown, and Parks & Recreation. If elected, I plan to work diligently at these issues, with the hope of improving La Porte for our residents.
Economic development is critical for La Porte. Investing in our economy can lead to the creation of higher wage jobs and an improved quality of life. I want to help La Porte reach its potential, and I believe this is a key part of that goal.
Keeping the people of La Porte safe is personal to me. As a father of three, I share the same worries many parents have about public safety. I believe we need to support our law enforcement so they better protect our community from criminals and rid our streets of drugs.
Revitalizing Our Downtown
Having a thriving downtown is incredibly important to building a strong community and improving a city economically. I plan to work at revitalizing and growing our downtown, creating a space for residents to come together and for tourists to see more of what makes La Porte unique.
Parks & Recreation
It’s been shown that parks and open spaces both improve our physical and mental health as well as strengthen communities. I plan to improve our existing parks as well as work to create new spaces for all to enjoy!
Contribute to a Cause
By contributing to my campaign fund, you are allowing me to get one step closer to making substantial change happen at City Hall. By becoming a city councilman, I will have the ability to serve the city which my family and I have called home for many years. I have a vision for La Porte, and I hope to be able to achieve it with your support.