As a conservative, I believe in smaller, more efficient government that respects taxpayers dollars and protects the rights of its citizens. I believe that federal powers are limited as enumerated in Article I Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution and the 10th Amendment. This is the foundation of my approach to government.
As a city councilor in Jenks, I rejected tax increases in favor of greater efficiency with the tax dollars already taken from citizens. I supported local churches, Jenks Public Schools, and worked closely with city government to provide a business friendly environment that encouraged growth and job creation. I had the honor of being selected by my peers to sit on the budget committee and the Oklahoma Aquarium Board.
For the past four years, I have served as the Deputy District Director for Congressman Bridenstine’s office in the First District of Oklahoma where I have formed invaluable relationships with city and state officials. As a former business owner and finance executive with over three decades of business experience, I gained invaluable experience in the private sector that I will use to advance legislation that will help grow Oklahoma’s economy and create jobs.
I attended Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia where I served as student body vice president, representing over three thousand students. I received an associates degree from Montreat College and a Bachelor of Science in History from Belhaven College in Mississippi.
I have been married to my beautiful wife Karen for thirty-four years and have five children, Courtney, Megan, Philip, Sean, and Michael.