Elected Experience: Mount Vernon City Council: 2004-2012
Other Professional Experience: Firefighter 36 years: currently at Boeing Company and proud member of IAFF Local 66; Served in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves, retiring after 26 years as Fire Battalion Chief.
Education: Associates Degree, Pierce College; Associates Degree, Community College of the Air Force; National Fire Academy Rescue with Fire Officer III & IV, Texas A&M University
Community Service: Member, Washington State Council of Firefighters; Member, Non-Commissioned Officers Association; Member, Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon; Member, Immaculate Conception Church; Past Secretary/Treasurer, IAFF Local 66; Past Board Member, Skagit County Community Action Agency
Statement: We deserve a representative who fights for working families, not special interests. I’m a father, grandfather, firefighter, union member, and veteran. I know what it’s like to be worried about our underfunded schools, the state of our crumbling infrastructure, whether our kids can find living wage jobs after graduation, and how important it is to support our first responders.
It’s time for leadership on these critical issues. If elected, I would work hard to represent the people of the 10th District, and champion common-sense solutions to help our people achieve the American Dream. I ask for your vote.