Candidate for Arizona House in Legislative District 15
Phone: (623) 203-4713
Email: [email protected]
4324 W Piute Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308.
Age: 54. (09/21/57, Compton, CA).
Arizona since: 1997.
Occupation: Currently an unemployed web and computer developer.
Marital: Married (Jeff, unemployed).
Religious preference: Presbyterian.
Education: Bachelor’s, DeVry University, 2006 (I am the first person in my family to complete college).
Political experience: Campaign manager, Leigh Strickman, 2008; candidate, AZ Senate, 2010; core member, northern Phoenix team supporting Greg Stanton, 2011.
Memberships: Member, American Legion Auxiliary and WACVA; volunteer for Abandoned Mine Safety (www.abandonedminesafety.org/) and Mission of Mercy (amissionofmercy.org/arizona/); deacon at my church.
Interests: Family, community service, animals (rescue animals in particular), computers (hardware and software – yes, I am a geek) and motorcycles.
Political influence: The most influential person in my political development is Don MacDonald, a dear friend who got me into politics (he told me to stop complaining and put my money where my mouth is) in 2007.
Job creation measures: Tax incentives for the true job creators – mom and pop businesses. Improve funding for public education.
Top Issues: Providing representation for the people; this is supposed to be, after all, a government for, by and of the people. Undoing Citizen’s United and removing ALEC from our legislature. Restoring funding to Planned Parenthood.
Prop 100 sales tax extension: I favor it only if we can’t get back the tax giveaways to “needy” billionaire corporations.
Illegal immigration: If you really want to undermine immigration, there are two ways: Do what Reagan did, which was to grant amnesty, and prosecute ALL corporations and companies that send for and hire these workers while restoring the old agriculture workers plan.
Background & experience: Nothing I have learned can prepare me to be a legislator any more than reading books can prepare someone for parenthood. It’s learn as you go.
Pro-life / pro-choice: I personally hate abortion, which is why I support Planned Parenthood as they are responsible for the drop in abortions since Roe v Wade.
One last thing: I am no politician. I run for office because I love Arizona and cannot stand by while it is destroyed bit by bit. I can promise that I will support only living, breathing human beings, not representatives of ALEC, corporations, or CAP.
Campaign finance: public.