In his time on the City Council in Chesterfield, Derek was chosen by his peers to serve as Chair of the Finance and administration Committee.  He was successful in eliminating the property tax levied by the City and oversaw a balanced budget.  Fiscal responsibility and eliminating waste within government were his primary focus, along with providing quality services to residents. 

Derek proved himself a staunch supporter of local law enforcement and worked hard to be a voice of common sense on the Council.  In his time on the Council, he emphasized civil discourse and took pride in bringing people of differing opinions together to solve common problems.

As a proven leader in our region, Derek has the experience to be effective in Jefferson.