Archive for Thursday, December 23, 2010

Neighbors: Jeff Martinek

Jeff Martinek

Jeff Martinek

December 23, 2010

Occupation: General contractor; chairman of the Edwardsville Planning Commission

Family: Wife, Susan; stepson, Alex; daughters, Jennifer and Heather

Place of birth: Kansas City, Kan.

Q: When did you move to Edwardsville and brought you here?

A: I was persuaded by our current mayor, John McTaggart.

Q: What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?

A: Building a $5 million Lake Weatherby castle for a practicing attorney.

Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

A: Always seek the truth and then stand by it, even if it shows you to be wrong.

Q: What three things would you want people to know about you?

A: I believe in God and the love of Jesus Christ. I like all holidays, but Christmas is the best of all. I like mistletoe, but I hate fruitcake.

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?

A: A rock star.

Q: What’s your ideal vacation spot?

A: The Bahamas.

Favorites:

Song: “Blackbird,” by The Beatles

Color: All Arizona earth tones

Food: Steak and baked potato

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