Dayton, Kentucky is the place I have called home my entire life. Dayton is my family, my community and my passion. It is where Kathy and I raised our two daughters, and it is where they now raise their families. As I drive around the city of Dayton, I realize that there are many families just like mine; families who want the American dream which is obtainable in our small city. I work diligently to give our city families the same opportunities I have been afforded in Dayton.
Dayton is where I ran a successful business for over 20 years. My brother Vic and I took a small building at Sixth and Ervin and turned it into a successful body shop. While running Boruske Brothers Collision Center, I also served 16 years on Dayton City Council. Using this experience, I ran for Mayor because I wanted to push our city forward. During my four years as Mayor, I believe I have accomplished this. I opened my office at Boruske Brothers to neighbors and concerned citizens with problems, concerns, or issues. As a newly retired businessman, I am able to give even more time to ensure the continuous success of our city.
Public safety was extremely important in my first election and continues to be today. During my four years, I have improved our Police Department. I am proud to say that our city has gone from the 71st to 24th safest city for our size! This accomplishment makes me proud of our city. I plan to continue to work with Chief Dave Halfhill to maintain and improve our ranking. My vision is to decrease this number yearly over the next four years. I am confident that with Chief Halfhill and our dedicated police department this is obtainable.
I have supported the Bellevue Dayton Fire Department by assisting with the updated fire equipment. This includes two new fire trucks, an updated ambulance and defibrillators.
I am proud to say that our property taxes have not increased over the past four years. Our waste fees have also decreased by 23% during my tenure. My vision is to continue to work to ensure that this continues.
The numerous projects, including the revitalization of the Central Business District along Sixth Avenue and the Riverfront Projects, are just a few items that I am proud of during my four years as Mayor. My vision is to see the projects expand and see even more businesses and restaurants join our fine city. It is such a joy to drive through our city and see the energy that these projects have brought to Dayton.
Passion, community and love are the reasons I have served sixteen years on Dayton City Council and four years as Mayor. I would like the opportunity to continue building on our solid foundation by ensuring growth for the city of Dayton and its future generations.
Experienced Leadership and Proven Integrity truly tell my story. I humbly and respectfully ask for your vote on November 6th. Together let us continue to make Dayton a city that we can be proud of to call home.
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