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.