Ever since I was a young child, I grew up with the stories from my mother about her participation in the Civil Rights movement and how she met my father doing service work in East Appalachia. It is probably with no surprise then that I met my future wife, Danielle, while doing mission based service work in Las Vegas where we worked with after-school programming in a low income neighborhood together. Her spunk and her heart to serve others stood out to me and we joined forces together at the tender age of 21 and 20.
Over the course of our twelve years of marriage the one driving force that continues to binds us together is our commitment to each other and our commitment to building a better community wherever we lived. Life and purpose has flowed through our marriage whether its both of us doing community work as youth mentors, ESL instructors, or being active citizens in our community.
Commitment further expressed itself through the birth of our children. As a soon to be Dad, my wife and I enrolled in Bradley Method classes that taught me how to be an active partner and coach in the birth of our children. Both of our kids were water births at a midwife center and I even had the experience of catching my second born in the water after he exited the birth canal. As both of my children continue grow, I often think back to these first moments in their lives in why I am so connected to my kids as a father.
I decided to enter the world of politics and seek office because of the commitments to my family and to my hope of building a stronger community for my kids. For me, this is not about party politics or putting on a fake smile, but for me it genuine desire and care to make a positive change in our community. I have spent the last 12 years being an involved member of a community through service and participation and now I am asking for your vote in November to work for you and make this community a great place to live and work. Sign up to join me here.