In Search of Good Government:From the Grand Experiment to the Goochland Revolution
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In Search of Good Government:From the Grand Experiment to the Goochland Revolution

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Paperback, 120 pages
Publication Date:July 15, 2016

Government in America is broken and dangerously close to the point of no return. Can it be fixed?
Of course it can. Americans have won world wars, split the atom and planted an American flag on the moon. Certainly we can fix a political system of our own creation.
In Search of Good Government tells how this was done in one locality, Goochland County in Virginia.
The Goochland turnaround story provides convincing evidence that an informed and engaged electorate has the power to fix a broken government.


After completing his military service, Ken earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University where he studied Finance and Economics. Ken began his business career as a corporate finance professional, where he gained valuable insights into the U.S. economic cycle, and the considerable impact that tax, regulatory, monetary and fiscal policies can have on corporate earnings and employment levels. When the economy headed into recession, Ken was asked to join a financial restructuring group and help stabilize financially troubled companies on the verge of bankruptcy. When the tragic events of 9-11 unfolded, Ken was in his office on Park Avenue in New York. He witnessed first hand the devastation and chaos that followed the most brutal surprise attack on American soil since WW II. Shortly thereafter, Ken moved to Goochland County, Virginia to establish a private investment operation. Ken returned to public service in 2012 when he was elected to the Goochland County Board of Supervisors, serving as Chairman in 2013. During Ken's first term, Goochland would undergo a significant revitalization and financial restructuring that helped avert a potentially disastrous outcome. After leading the financial restructuring team, Ken delivered a lecture on municipal debt restructuring at the Darden Graduate School at the University of Virginia, in an effort to educate future leaders regarding the potential dangers of fiscal mismanagement. Ken was re-elected to the Goochland County Board of Supervisors in November 2015. His commitment to public service and good government continues. During his brief introduction to elected office, Ken has witnessed extensive and repeated fiscal mismanagement at all levels of government, and believes leaders with a strong moral character, considerable financial skills and a working knowledge of the economy will be required to resolve our current fiscal challenges and avoid disaster.


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