I am blessed to have lived in the Willamette Valley since 1974. I have been married to my wife Sue for 33 wonderful years, and I am a father to three grown sons and one daughter. I am also the proud grandfather of four granddaughters and one grandson.
I served as a police officer for 28 years: most recently as Chief of Police for the City of McMinnville. My community involvement, combined with my experience in serving the residents of McMinnville and Yamhill County have provided me with a unique understanding of my district's issues and the importance of strong representation in the Capitol.
It is my honor to have been elected as State Representative for District 24. Having worked successfully with partners in the community, I can now use that knowledge to build relationships throughout the Capitol. This will allow me to move important legislation and to work across the aisle. When it comes to the issues important to everyday Oregonians, you'll always know where I stand. I will look for common sense solutions to benefit the citizens of Oregon and the communities of McMinnville, Carlton, Dundee, Hillsboro, Lafayette and Yamhill.
Currently, I am serving on five (5) committees: House Committee on Human Services and Housing, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, House Committee on Transportation Policy, Joint Committee on Way & Means, and Joint Committee on Ways & Means Sub Committee on Transportation and Economic Development.
Please don't hesitate to contact my office. I look forward to hearing from you, and it is my privilege to represent and serve you.