T.J. was born in Bisbee, Arizona on April 23rd, 1981 and his family moved to Ferris, Texas when he was just a month old. At 32 years old, he has never known any other life than Ellis County, Texas life. T.J. went to school in Red Oak and graduated from Red Oak High School in 2000. From there, he went to a fire-fighting academy at Texas A&M Commerce where he graduated in the top of his class and received his certification. While he was trying to get on with a fire department, T.J. landed a job working for a Storage Container company in Dallas repairing and modifying containers. He quickly worked his way up in the industry and eventually found himself in operations management.
In 2004, T.J. married his high school crush, Ashley, and they live on the outskirts of Waxahachie with their two children, Jordyn and Jimi.
The son of a U.S. Marine, T.J. has always had a love for freedom and the Constitution, but in late 2007 T.J. started to become very worried about the state of our nation. He began to see just how far from the Constitution the government has gotten and that both parties have been complicit in growing the government for decades. In early 2009, T.J. started a Tea Party group, Ellis County Conservatives, and began to organize his friends and neighbors. At the end of 2009, he left his position as operations manager for a Houston-based equipment company and began his own business, Liberty Container. His main objective was to give himself more free time to devote to the cause of liberty and returning the government to its proper place; under the control of the people. Now, having been ignored by our federal and state elected officials, T.J. has decided to run for office again in order to help return our state government to its roots and give Constitutional representation back to the people of Ellis and western Henderson counties.