|Address||3269 Silversmith Drive |
Lake Havasu City, Arizona , United States
Nov 12, 2012 07:17pm
|Info|| Gunnery Sergeant, USMC (Ret) 1977-1999 |
Lake Havasu City Councilmember 2010-2012
Retired small Business Owner
Resident of Lake Havasu City, Arizona Since 2000
Education: HS Diploma, some College, USMC Academy Courses
I come from a world where Honor, Courage, Commitment is an everyday way of life. This is not a marketing slogan, it's just the way it is. In 1977, I took an oath to defend our Constitution. And the last time I checked, there is no expiration date on that oath.
Why am I running for State Representative in LD5? Fact is, I was recruited. At the encouragement from a great many Civic Leaders in our district. There was a compelling need to have a candidate with proven experience and record, that has served on a City Council. Someone that understands the needs of Cities and Towns, to continue to represent and serve you at the State Capital.
I am retired, so I am readily accessible and available to address your concerns. One of which is being a steadfast vanguard of your tax dollars. Why? Because I am a taxpayer also.
I am a Proven Leader, Independent thinker and Fiscal Conservative, that stands against abuse of authority and frivolous spending. Spending should be put in two categories; Nice to have and Need to have.
As a former small business owner, I know all to well and understand the every day challenges of a successful business and the need to continuously innovate. I am pro-life, pro-business, pro-job growth, lower taxes and smaller Government control. Resting on our laurels, creates complacency.
WHAT DO I CONSIDER THE PRIMARY ISSUES WE FACE EVERYDAY?
JOBS, JOBS, JOBS and SECURE OUR BORDER 1st. Stop the mandates, that strangle the Cities to do business and Private sector Businesses. And to fight, to ensure there are no more Sweeps of the State shared revenue, i.e. Highway User Revenue Funds (HURF) and try to re-establish the return of the State Lake Improvement Funds (SLIF).
That Gas Tax goes to Phoenix (in TRUST), it's your money, to fix, maintain roads and for improvements for the Lakes and River. Those funds, were swept to balance the State budget.
QUALIFICATIONS AND OR EXPERIENCES:
While in the U. S. Marine Corps, I served as a Logistics, Embarkation, Combat Service Support Chief. I managed a multi-million dollar transportation, maintenance, training budgets and inter-nation/host nation support agreements.
Served as, Commissioner of the Military Rodeo Cowboys Association for 11 years. A Life Member of the VFW, past Vice Commander of the American Legion. Member of the Eagles, Elks, the 1st Marine Division Association and the Marine Corps League.