Even though I am only 53 years old, I am retired. I worked 12-18 hour days for 20 years and saved my money (no time to spend it)

The best advice I ever got was to live off half of my income and save and invest the other half.

Both my parents taught me to work hard, do a good job even when people aren't looking.

I will be the first full time Council Member. I will have an office at City Hall where Residents can come talk to me. I will sit next to you and not behind a desk.

I will work full time for the same pay as the part time Council Members.

You are important, You opinions matter. I want to hear them.

Recently John D'Amico told me (in an e mail) he couldn't get back to me in a timely manner because it was a "work day" for him.

I will never tell you that. I will always have time for you.

You Matter.

Eric Jon Schmidt

Accountability, Integrity, Transparency