On this race: Elected Experience: Vice President American GI Forum, President Condominium Board, Vice President of Neighborhood Association, Session Member Presbyterian Church
Other Professional Experience: U.S. Army Intelligence Analyst (Sergeant), Combat Veteran, Advertising Newspaper Account Executive, Marketing Consultant, Major Accounts Manager, Monthly Magazine Advertising Sales Manager, Business Consultant for a Website Company
Education: San Jose State University, B.A. Political Science, Minor History, Interned for Chairman Ways and Means Committee (CA Assembly) where I learned the value of serving constituent needs.
Community Service: City Council Advisory Board, Fund Raiser “Kid’s Day” Shriners Hospital (3 years), Jaycee Christmas Shopper, Neighborhood Police and Fire 24 Hour Christmas Meal Volunteer
Statement: My wife Julie and I have been married for 13 years and chose to put down roots here and raise our children where she grew up. We love the rivers, lakes and mountains that make this a beautiful place. My respect for the region’s rich agricultural heritage and farm economy is grounded in my own family experience. I’m the grandson of agricultural workers and in the tradition of the American Dream became the first member of my family to graduate from college.
Public service and patriotism are also a part of our tradition. My father was injured in combat during the Korean conflict, earning a Purple Heart. I joined the Army, and also served in combat with the 101st Airborne Division in Operations Desert Shield in Saudi Arabia and Desert Storm in Iraq as an Intelligence Analyst.