“I fought for you around the world,
now I’ll fight for you in Congress.”
A Lifetime of LeadershipFund the Fight
Born in Kentucky to a single Mom. Raised in North Carolina by my World War II Veteran Grandfather. Stationed across the country. Deployed around the world and retired in Tampa.
I am a product of the American Dream.
I’ve served my community and country my entire life, from being a Volunteer Firefighter and EMT to a twenty-year military career serving in the US Army’s Elite Special Operations Community with the 1st Ranger Battalion, three different Special Forces Groups (1st, 7th & 5th) and Special Operations Command-Central (SOCCENT). I’ve served in seventeen countries on five of the seven continents including numerous combat tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, and “non-declared” combat environments.
My military awards and decorations pale in comparison to my greatest accomplishment and reward: my five intelligent, talented, and caring daughters. Since retirement I’ve built a small business and a wonderful new life in Tampa with my girlfriend and partner of over five years. It is my love for my family, the Tampa Bay community, Florida, and America that motivates me to continue the fight for the promises of our Forefathers: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
“I believe what makes America great is we can
always do better - and Tampa deserves the best.”
I’m running for Congress because while life in Tampa may be okay, I believe what makes America great is that we can always do better – and Tampa deserves the best.
Congress is broken because they have forgotten who they work for: We the People. As I have made my way around Tampa Bay, I’ve asked, “Who is your congressional representative?” The number one answer is “I don’t know.” This is unacceptable. How can a representative represent you if they’ve never even met you? How can they represent you if they’ve never asked about your family, your community, your ideas or your concerns?
You deserve congressional representation that is willing to learn from you. Someone who seeks the “Ground Truth” of your American Dream. Someone who has the leadership experience to take action in Congress on your behalf. As a retired Special Forces Master Sergeant, I will bring my “No Nonsense” leadership style and “Make It Happen” mentality to Washington.
As a father of five daughters, I will bring a compassionate concern for our community’s and country’s future. As a small business owner, I will bring a logical and pro-growth perspective to our economy. Most importantly, as a Freedom-Loving American, I will bring my passion for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. We are on a new path towards American Exceptionalism. I fought for 20 years to keep America free, now I will fight in Congress to help Keep America Great.
“I’m humbly asking for the opportunity to earn your support
and vote as we fight for our future, together.”
The Federal Government has limits and those limits are clearly laid out in the US Constitution. A document that was written by our Founding Fathers for us to read, understand and use, not for judges and politicians to twist and interpret for their own purposes. At eighteen years old, I swore to protect America and our Constitution from ALL enemies, both foreign and domestic, and I intend to uphold that oath.
A free and fair market is the key to our economy, not the Federal Government. Responsible regulation, constitutionally justifiable spending and low federal taxes are needed to keep the American Economy strong and growing. Our Government’s responsibility is to regulate interstate commerce and protect national industries from Globalism that cripples our national security capabilities.
National sovereignty, whether at our borders or overseas, must be protected. America is the natural enemy and target of evil, so we must remain the most powerful military in the world. When that power is projected, it must ONLY be done to protect American interest or our Allies. Not every world problem has to be solved with American blood, but when we deploy our forces, it should be done with clear missions and clear plans for quick and decisive VICTORY. If we are to ask America's Mothers and Fathers to offer the Nation their Sons and Daughters, we as Leaders must be good stewards of their sacrifice and endeavor that it is NEVER done in vain.
My family and friends breathe our air and drink our water. We enjoy and admire our beautiful beaches, waterways and wildlife. I believe our environment should be protected and kept clean and it is our responsibility to be good stewards of our wonderful planet. This can and must be done without destroying our economy or our way of life. We cannot make “knee jerk reactions” based on the whims of every political movement driven by “junk science” or the “good idea fairy”. Our current political figures are scaring our children to serve their environmental agenda. I believe we should always look for reasonable solutions while questioning all data in the search of truth and make responsible choices that set the example.
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness is the foundation of Love. Our social policies at the Federal level should be few and limited, but based on the “Golden Rule”, “Do onto others as you would have them do onto you.” Love is Love and cannot and should not be influenced or regulated by government. In order to love, we must embrace and protect LIFE. Hate and discrimination should be reserved for evil, but disagreement is NOT hating or discrimination. When government respects and protects Life and Liberty, the love for our communities, country and humanity will be free to solve all our social struggles.