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Community Leader, Public Servant, Husband, Father
I chose to run for the Metropolitan Utilities District (MUD) Board of Directors to make it a more transparent organization for the customer-owners, to restore fiscal responsibility after sharp increases in water rates, and to ensure that gas and water services provided by the district become more efficient.
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I was honored to have been elected to the board in 2012, and have fought for the customer-owners in striving to make MUD the leader in the natural gas and water utility industry. A few accomplishments include:
As the saying goes, a record is not something to stand on. It’s something to build on. While the district has made tremendous progress, there is still more to do. As such, I humbly wish to seek another term on the MUD Board of Directors.
This is a critical component in everything the district does, both for the public and for MUD employees.
The district recently centralized full control and accountability of all aspects of emergency response within the Safety and Security Department, under the leadership of a former Assistant Chief with the Omaha Fire Department.
This change combines first-responder expert knowledge with District employee expert knowledge, resulting in a fresh perspective as the district moves towards its goal of industry-leading emergency response
MUD will double the number of miles of water mains being replaced on an annual basis, and will continue towards the completion of the gas infrastructure replacement, all of which are critical components for both public safety and reliability of services
In addition to allowing district employees to work more efficiently and save customers money, technology should also be used to improve emergency response times and notification of dangerous gas leaks
Increasing the number of customers in the MUD system will help keep rates among the lowest in the region for MUD’s customer-owners
Every effort should be made to ensure MUD remains a publicly-owned utility with oversight from an elected board of directors whose priority is on customer-owners rather than stockholders
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