I live with my wife, Debby, in rural Polk County. In my previous career I was a software engineer for a manufacturing company, and I'm very much in touch with the heart beat of Oregon's economy. I think that's the way the founding fathers wanted it, and for good reason. I also have a few rental properties.
We raise a few farm animals and in the winter months, you can find me in the local rivers hunting ducks and geese from a kayak. I get some exercise playing ice hockey in a local league. I love the recreational opportunites in Oregon.
As a former county party Chairman, I always feel at home when working with grass-roots political activists. The political environment belongs to those who show up and make themselves heard.
I'm happy to serve as the State Representative for House District 23.