Seeking the Republican nomination as Candidate for House District 35
Here's the hard part!
We must respect other people and the choices they make
I moved to Colorado at age 4. I was not mad at my parents, indeed, they moved with me. I grew up in Lakewood (before it was an incorporated city) and graduated from Lakewood High School (Go Tigers, boo Farmers).
I attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated with a degree in Pharmacy and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army. After my Active Duty I returned to Colorado and spent the next 37 years as a retail pharmacist.
I have served as youth league sport coach/manager, as assistant scoutmaster, on homeowner's boards and as an officer with the Army Reserve. I have been active in politics in all the places I have voted. I have vigorously contributed to political discussions at public meetings with elected officials, in letters to elected officials and to newspapers.
Charlene and I moved into our house in Westminster in 1995. We have three grown children: a Naval Officer in Rhode Island, a head coach of college Men's Basketball (NAIA) in South Dakota and a law student in Arkansas.
For decades I have been disappointed with political candidates and political discussions. Only a handful of candidates have found a way to address negative and technically complicated issues and win the election. The result of this fact is we don't get meaningful political discussions. Politicians won't address problems with frank discussions and sensible plans for correction. I am tired of politicians that offer "happy talk", smile and then walk away when the tough question are asked. I will smile, but I will join voters in exploring the problems and building solutions. I believe voters are much smarter than pollsters and politicians think. I think voters are searching for and hungry for politicians that offer thoughtful and sound alternatives to the current direction of Westminster. Now that I am an elected official, I will initiate difficult discussions and vigorous debate to find better solutions.
"I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a hand upon. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them.
John Wayne as the character J. B. Books in "The Shootist"
We should not lie, cheat or steal, nor tolerate those that do; and we should keep our word.
Modeled after the Air Force Academy Honor Code