Occupation: Traffic Manager, Butter Buds Food Ingredients, Racine
Previous public service: First Time running for office
Education: 1986 graduate of Horlick High School
Web site: http://larsenforsturtevant.wordpress.com
Why I am running for Sturtevant Village Board?
As a village resident for four years, I have a balanced understanding of what is needed in the village from my own observation, from attending Board and Committee meetings and talking with other residents. Part of my employment is to gather information and make decisions that will positively impact the business. I would bring these same skills to the village board. This is a challenging time for local governments and now more than ever Sturtevant needs fresh ideas with common sense. Residents need someone who will listen to them and advocate for them. My decisions would be based on what is best for the future of Sturtevant.
What I consider the biggest issues facing the village:
Insuring that Sturtevant remains a destination for business growth while preserving the small town neighborhood feeling people get when they move here. We must have a balance between what suits the business community and what will impact residents who have also invested in the village by planting roots here.
Sturtevant is a vibrant and independent village and must remain that way. While some consolidation in the past might have been necessary, any future encroachments must be viewed as what will be best for the village, not just the bottom line.
It is possible to be a village on the move while honoring and protecting the village’s traditions from the past.
I fully agree with and support the Village Board’s stand on the KRM.