I grew up in Mulberry and after many years of living away I returned seven years ago. I have recently retired from AT&T and I am currently preparing to open a business in Mulberry. I am a veteran of military service having served a total of 10 years in the US Air Force and the Kansas Army National Guard. I have an Associates of Science degree from Fort Scott Community College and a Bachelors of Science from Friends University. I am divorced and I have no children. I enjoy small town Kansas life and the district that I am running to represent is made up of small towns and rural areas. I hope to be a part of the Kansas State House of Representatives so I can be a voice of the people in Topeka. The biggest challenge right now for the Second District and Southeast Kansas in general is lack of economic opportunities. Completion of a four lane US Highway 69 to Pittsburg and then on to Oklahoma would be a big step in the right direction. Other things that could be addressed to help economically are taxes and education.

The two issues that come up most often when I talk to people are pro-life and the Second Amendment and they are also important issues to me. As a representative of the people I plan to vote in a way that promotes the pro-life cause in Kansas to ensure that lives of the unborn are given the sanctity that they deserve. As to the Second Amendment it is an important right that was given to us by the Founding Fathers and it should not be taken away from an individual without due process. I believe that new gun control laws will do nothing to curtail violence and will chip away at our basic rights.

Thank you for taking the time to consider me for this important position. I love our state of Kansas and I want to make it the best place possible for generations to come. Please get out to vote and remember me on November 6th.