Welcome and thank you for visiting my website. After much reflection, prayer and discussion with my family, I have decided to seek the seat within the Alabama State Senate representing District 17 and the great state of Alabama and the next generation of Republican conservatives. There are over 122 Veterans running for state and federal office across the country. Each of us asking for the opportunity to serve once again. Just because we are out of uniform, the oath we took still means something. Service before self still means something.
I am excited about the possibility of serving the great state of Alabama. In fact, I look forward to every conversation with voters to get a better understanding of your thoughts, ideas and concerns.
I’m running for the Alabama State Senate because I truly believe that there is a battle going on between the younger generation Conservatives and the younger generation Democrats. Unfortunately, at this point in time, the younger generation Democrats are winning. The good news is more and more younger generation blue collar veterans are stepping up to not only serve their state, but our country that we fought for. From California to Alabama to New York, blue collar Veterans are no longer remaining silent.
I’m not running to just be another politician, I’m running to be a public servant, a voice for the people of Alabama and a fighter for the Conservative movement. I’m a blue-collar veteran who absolutely believes in having integrity, and if you give your word, you follow through. I will fight for better quality education for our children. I am anti-big government. I am pro 2A. I will always stand for our good police officers and first responders. As many of us like to say, “We are proud to be American, we love this country, we are proud to be Conservative and we are not going anywhere.”
Finally, I hope you’ll find it in your hearts to support my candidacy and join me in the effort to make our state and country more prosperous for every citizen.
I'm a 41-year-old father of 3 beautiful daughters, and I’m a 3rd generation Veteran. My grandfathers served in the 1940’s — one of my grandfathers served in the U.S. Air Force and the other served in the U.S. Navy. Two of my uncles served in the U.S. Army, and my extended family members also served in the U.S. Army, Air Force and the Navy. My mother worked in civil service for the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy, and my father retired after serving 22 years in the U.S. Air Force.
I had the honor of serving 8 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Military Police K-9 Handler and Trainer. My highest career achievement and strongest leadership position was as a Sergeant (E-5) being second in charge of the 343rd K-9 Training School (a position usually filled by a service member of the rank E-7).
Unfortunately, in 2011 due to an injury I received from my deployment in Iraq in 2007, my goal of serving my country as a career and following in my family’s military service footsteps came to an end. Life after the military, like most combat veterans in my position, was extremely difficult to say the least. For almost 2 years of trying to integrate back into civilian life, PTSD, depression, pain, homelessness and fighting against opioid addiction took over my life. Too embarrassed and too proud to ask for help, I truly learned the hard way what my “rock bottom” was.
It took me a while, but after seeking out help from my family and completely refusing to become just another Veteran statistic, my life changed for the better. It wasn’t until 2014 when I was offered my current job, here in Alabama, that my life began to be repaired. I thank God everyday for the things in my life. I take nothing for granted because I truly know and have seen other Veterans not make it through what I went through at that time.
Everything happens for a reason! I believe I was meant to go through what I went through so that I could truly understand how to help others. I want to help create good jobs for people so they can work their way out of whatever tough situation they are in. I want to work to create more affordable trade schools and fight for lower taxes so the people of Alabama can keep more of the money they’ve earned. I want to work towards more affordable housing. I want to work for a better and more reputable education for our children. I want to work with mental health groups in order to find better solutions to help people with mental health issues. The state of Alabama and the people of District 17 gave me a second chance at life. They gave me their hospitality, their kindness, and their friendship. I’m just simply asking for the opportunity to pay the same forward.No matter what someone’s race, gender or sexual orientation, I want to help make the lives of every Alabamian better.