Somersett is our home. I have lived in Nevada for most of my life and have been a resident of Washoe county on and off for over 30 years. My experience brings many benefits to role of board member:
I am married to my high school sweetheart for 45 years and we had 5 children, 4 of them are still living and one is in our hearts.
We can make Somersett a more beautiful and enjoyable place to live by creating a harmonious and less litigious atmosphere. Cooperation and working with people to resolve differences and compromise on complex issues is the best interest of the members of this community. We can take a measured approach to the enforcement of rules and restrictions during times like these. A kinder and gentler hand could work wonders to make our community a more enjoyable experience for all. Respectful communication with the residents and a more personal touch in our interactions with the community will enhance the board’s effectiveness.
As many of you know there has been a recent string of thefts in some of our neighborhoods. One important goal will be predicting and pre-empting possible criminal activity and being supportive and cooperative with Reno PD to get ahead of this issue.
Building our own home has given me the perspective on the cost of construction and the process of government interaction while building. Sooner or later most homeowners will want to make improvements to their home or landscaping. Let us make sure our approval process is as quick and streamlined as possible while still upholding our community standards.
The days of property inspectors walking around with cameras and clip boards to document minor violations should be a thing of the past. Cooperation and encouragement are better incentives to ensure residents adhere to the rules and regulations.
While I am not a golfer, I enjoy watching the players and appreciate the green-belts of lush grass on our fairways. The golf course adds 15 to 20 percent to our home’s values. Currently the golf course and the community are engaged in a lawsuit which is a no-win situation. A constructive dialog with the SGCC and the SOA board would produce a resolve to the costly litigation. However, a firmer understanding of the finances and operating costs should be understood by the community. Homeowner dialog with board members during meetings, when able, is also important.
I am running with two other candidates – Mark Capalongan and Jacob Williams. If we three are elected, we’ll be able to change the culture of the SOA into a Board that is more responsive to homeowners, and move promptly to implement the changes we propose!
Thank you for your support!
Clark County Senatorial
District No. 5
President, Computer Firm; Real Estate Broker, Salesman
Born: 1951; Quincy, Massachusetts.
Educated: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), B.S., Business and Economics; Naval Avionic School, Tennessee; Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Academy; Southern Nevada School of Real Estate; Aerleon Flight School Graduate.
Married: Mary Hogan.
Children: Meagan, Patrick, Colleen, Kyle.
Military: United States Navy.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Computers, music, golfing, reading, flying, real estate.
Legislative Service: Nevada Assembly, 1985; Nevada Senate, 1987-2001--one special and nine regular sessions. Legislative Commission: Alternate, 1987-88; Member, 1989-91. Majority Whip, 1989; Minority Whip, 1991; Chairman, Senate Committee on Transportation, 1997-2001.
Affiliations: Leader of church music group; Citizens for Responsible Government; Nevada Association of the Handicapped; Child Watch Advisory Board. Member, Board of Realtors.
Personal and Professional Achievements: Vice Chairman, Republican Caucus; Honor Society, UNLV; past part-time Instructor, Clark County Community College; past President, Section 10 Homeowners Association; past Member, Spring Valley Town Board; past Member, Board of Directors, St. Rose de Lima Hospital. Owner: Computer System Concepts; O'Donnell Business Center; Banner Realty. Guest Musician, Easter Seals and March of Dimes Telethons; Coach, Rainbow League Soccer.