I am a 4th generation Texan and proud of it! I love my God and family. I also love my state. Growing up on a farm in southeast Texas, I learned the value of hard work, strong family, and an involved community. I still believe in teaching children what it means to reap what you sow, literally and figuratively. After graduating college at Sam Houston State University, my wife and I took teaching jobs in Galveston County. Together my wife and I have raised five children, most of them grown, one of them still at home. We are blessed to share the lives of our children and five grandchildren.
All of my life I have overcome the odds, finding answers that others did not see.I am now able to find solutions when others are prone to accept limitations. I am challenged by the idea that there is only one solution to a problem.Creating practical, workable solutions to complex issues is what I do best.
I have been actively involved in the Republican Party since the 1980s.I have worked as precinct chairman, election judge, poll watcher, and served as a delegate at party conventions.I believe that capitalism in a free market economy is the path to prosperity.As residents of District 23, we are part of the energy capitol of the world and as such, should build our future on shared energy and innovation.We need competition not regulatory constraint.Creative alternatives to economic issues is where I can help.We do not need new taxes.
Raising a large family and building a business required many things. Today, my life is anchored in faith, family, and community.I look forward to representing YOU in Austinand here at home in District 23.