Meet the Candidate
Running For:State Senate
Occupation:Small Business Owner
Education:Bachelor's in History from Arizona State and Masters in Public Administration Grand Canyon University
I was born in Illinois, and moved to north Phoenix when I was five. I am fortunate to represent the district in which I grew up and attended school. Upon graduation from Horizon High School, I attended Arizona State University on an Army ROTC scholarship. I met my amazing wife of 18 years at ASU, she is a nurse at a local hospital. I served in the US Army as an officer for eight years after college, four years on active duty and four years in the Reserves. During that time I was able to deploy to Hurricane Katrina and Rita relief as well as a tour in Afghanistan as a Civil Affairs Team Leader. I have worked in management roles in several large companies here in the valley to include; Target Distribution Center, PetSmart Stores and Headquarters and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. During that time I went back to school to earn my Masters in Public Administration. I have always wanted to start my own business but lacked the resources to quit my day job to start a business from scratch. So, I started a commercial cleaning business that I could do after work hours. In the beginning I was the janitor, but as the side business began to grow I was able to hire employees and gain new contracts. That business led me to the business I own now, a junk removal and recycling business. My wife and I have three amazing sons ages 13, 10 and 8. Our boys attend a local charter school and are involved in all the sports!
I am running for re-election in order to finish the great work that we started this last session. Economic development and helping people with second chances is incredibly important to me. I am very proud of my work to provide scholarships to adult learners without a high school diploma go back to school and get a diploma and a trade certificate. The return on investment for that family and for the state is immediate and tremendous. I also find a great deal of passion around education reform for our kids. It is clear that we need champions of parents rights in education down at the legislature. As a parent of school aged children I feel this passion sincerely and I will always stand up to groups that want to suppress information from parents or try to indoctrinate our children. We need representatives at the capitol that will not only vote Republican but who will also stand up and speak out to defend our liberties and personal freedoms. That is what I bring to the capitol, a drive and a desire to stand up and speak out for my constituents and their God given rights.
Arizona Chamber of Commerce,
Arizona Technology Council,
Arizona Association of Realtors,
Greater Phoenix Chamber,
Arizona Police Association,
National Federation of Independent Business,
Arizona Chamber of Commerce
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|1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals.
|2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
|3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother.
|4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports teams.
|5. Providing state funding to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion.
|6. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable their children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy.
|7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide.
|8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues.
|9. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.
|10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code.
|11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health.
|12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities.