Alex and Cheryl have been married for forty-six years. They have a daughter and a son and five grandchildren. Alex was with CIBC for thirty-eight years. They were transferred to Southern Manitoba in 2000 where Alex was Area Manager of ten branches. He received early retirement in 2002 and they decided to stay in Morden. They were impressed with the area and the people. Alex first ran for Council in 2002, was elected and re-elected in 2006. He served as Chair on a number of committees including Deputy Mayor the second term. Health issues precluded him from seeking re-election in 2010, but was successful in 2014. Alex has extensive business experience which is very useful in his role as Councillor. He has promoted several successful initiatives over the years and looks forward to the continued growth and prosperity of this beautiful little city.