Elected Experience: With a belief that Congressional representation should be opportunity for public service, but not a career, this is my first elected position other than as PCO.
Other Professional Experience: Professor Emeritus of Plant Science, CSU Fresno; Texas A&M faculty; retired President, ProduceOne, Inc.; and Farm Advisor with County Extension.
Education: Ph.D. in Plant Histology, Rutgers; Masters and BS in Agriculture Sciences, University of Arkansas.
Community Service: Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity advisor; FFA advisor; for industry, I maintain a website of daily fruit and vegetable market shipping points in all states and daily fruit terminal market prices internationally for 250 commodities.
Statement: We Americans are pushing back against the special-interest driven political establishment. I’ll vote to drain this swamp of corruption in Washington DC, and will therefore work aggressively for Congressional term limits.
My education and life experience have prepared me to work with other conservative reformers to deliver value to you and future generations. Together we’ll use this office to promote commerce and rural job creation as we develop policies, by working with our President, to maximize beneficial use of forest lands, revitalize our fisheries, and rebuild sagging infrastructure. I’ll vote against job-killing regulations.
Your financial well-being: Objectives include reducing taxes for Americans which puts money in your pocket and stimulates commerce. I’ll legislate ‘no’ to Oregon pushing expensive tolls on Southwest Washington commuters. Together we must improve costs and options for healthcare, education and energy with free market solutions.
Your safety: I’ll focus on enforcing existing laws for controlling immigration with strong national borders. Let’s support our military and veterans with the best equipment and benefits we can provide. I’ll help construct school safety zones, and defend 2nd Amendment rights.
Strengthening America against big-government: I’ll vote to maximize individual and religious liberty. We must slash wasteful spending and balance the budget while protecting seniors. I’ll introduce legislation to dismantle federal bureaucracies with responsibilities that constitutionally should be governed by the states, and defend Congressional authority by censuring activist judges and limiting the power of presidential executive orders.
I love our country, and believe our greatest days lie ahead once we realize that problems are not solved by more big-government. In return for the honor of your vote, I’ll spend every day in office striving to earn the trust you’ve placed in me, and to remain in close communication with you.