As a first responder in Roanoke – medic, firefighter and now fire department Captain and Logistics Administrator – I have had a front row seat to observe the impact of City Council decisions for 35 years.

Today, I don’t like what I see:  Our crime is at an alarmingly high rate.  Our public schools are struggling as they feel the effects of a post-pandemic era.  Our residents of Roanoke City are taking on more tax burdens.  We have incomplete infrastructure projects.  And our downtown business is shrinking while the homeless population is expanding.  

Our city’s present situation is partly due to a lack of leadership and poor decision making at City Hall.  The sitting council members seem more concerned with electric cars, solar powered trash cans, tiny villages for the homeless, and increasing pay for their own expenses. Their lack of focus has left Roanoke with the current state of affairs mentioned above.  Roanoke now has the 4th largest crime rate in Virginia.  City Council’s neglect of the kitchen table issues that Roanoke families are worried about is inexcusable.  I offer concrete and attainable solutions to these pressing issues.  It’s time for a change.  It’s time to rescue Roanoke – Vote November 8th for Dalton & his running mates Maynard Keller, Nick Hagen, and Peg McGuire.

Thank you in advance for reading about the plans I have to move Roanoke forward!

Not your everyday Politician

I am personally invested in this race.  As a member of your city council, I would make every decision as if it would affect me directly, because it will.   As a homeowner in the Grandin Court neighborhood, my wife and I are raising our family in the Roanoke city community; shopping, working, and living as residents do.  My two sons are attending the local public school.  We love living here and we have a deep appreciation for the community values, respect, and compassion that blooms in this ever-growing city.