Chamber: House of Representatives
Profession: Small business owner, real estate broker in Arizona and Utah.
Hometown: Apache Junction.
Legislative District: No. 23, which stretches from the southern portion of the Tonto National Forest to the Catalina Foothills near Tucson, including Casa Grande.
Committee Assignments: Appropriations; Education; Commerce.
Previous or Current Elected Offices: None.
Highlights of Community Involvement: Board member, Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce; president, Superstition Mountain Republicans Club; Vietnam War veteran.
Why He Ran: “I’m a workaholic. I don’t quit, and I wanted to give something back. I believe that I bring a different perspective to the floor. ”
His Focus: “Cutting the size of government and the economy. I’m not running for re-election, but I’m here on a mission to reduce restrictive cocooning that has been going around our freedoms.”
A Bill: HB 2228 would decriminalize the possession of marijuana (two ounces or less) to make it a petty offense with a fine of $100.
Reporting by Sarah Whitmire, Cronkite News Service