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About Me

My background

  I have spent my entire adult life serving the public. I come from a blue collar family, and am the first in my family to graduate from college, ultimately earning a law degree. I’ve held several overlapping positions throughout my professional career. I am a retired military veteran with 10 years active duty and 22 years in the reserve, recalled twice following 9-11. I am also a retired firefighter, heavily involved in labor issues as a Union vice-president, negotiator, and shop steward.  I’ve worked as a 911 dispatcher, police officer, DEA agent, an adjunct college professor, small business owner, an analyst for Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), a trainer for US Navy security forces, and as a lawyer serving primarily modest means families and indigent defense. I continue to serve my community here in Arizona as a volunteer Sheriff’s Posse dispatcher and patrol officer.  I’ve been married to my wife Linda for nearly 30 years. We have two beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons. I look forward to serving Arizona as US Representative for Congressional District 8, and welcome the challenge of working across the aisle to reach outcomes that help Arizona and our nation.    

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