Former ​Republican Candidate for House District 35

A Sampling of My Published articles and Letters


Letters to the Editor

Westminster window August  30, 2018  -  Dreamers are Law Breakers

Westminster Window Feb 22, 2018  - Owner occupancy is key to revitalizing shopping malls

 Westminster Window August 9, 2018  - Big Dry Creek Moratorium

Westminster Window  April 10, 2018  - Fairness for Poorer Schools

Broomfield Enterprise Feb 11, 2016 – Flatiron Flyer doesn’t prioritize Broomfield

Here's the hard part!

 We must respect other people and the choices they make

"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"

My Values 


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 


"It's easier to fool people then to convince them that they have been fooled." 

Mark Twain

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 am a retiree of the United Steelworkers Union, by my membership and work in the Oil, Atomic and Chemical workers.

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 served as a Westminster City Council member from 2013 to 2017.  I ran for Mayor of Westminster.  I have vigorously contributed to political discussions at public meetings with elected officials, in letters to elected officials and in letters to the editor in newspapers.

Charlene and I moved into our house in Westminster in 1995.  We have three grown children: a Naval Officer based in California, a fitness instructor in South Dakota and a lawyer in Missouri.