I grew up right here in Independence, attending public schools. After High School graduation I joined the U.S. Army and served as a paratrooper, seeing combat with my unit in Afghanistan. After returning home I earned an Associate’s Degree from Blue River Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree from UMKC, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UMKC and a Master’s in Legal Studies from Washington University. I worked for the Federal Government in the General Services Administration and the Department of Defense as a Contract Specialist and a Property Manager. I am currently a State Representative and employed in the private sector with a defense consortium developing prototype systems for the U.S. Navy. I am a Christian conservative who is Pro-America, Pro-Life, Pro-Second Amendment, Pro-Freedom and am against the kind of government overreach that intrudes on personal health decisions with health mandates. My wife of 15 years and I are the parents of two very beautiful and intelligent girls, and I care deeply about their future. I am the type of individual who loves a challenge and I believe I can make a difference for Northeastern Jackson County. If you also have a vision for a future of personal freedom, personal responsibility, and great opportunity, join with me by sending me to represent the 11th Senate District in Jefferson City and we will be able to accomplish great things.