I am blessed to have lived in the Willamette Valley since 1974. I have been married to my wife Sue for 35 wonderful years, and I am a father to three grown sons and one daughter. I am also the proud grandfather of six grandchildren.
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, has 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 for a second term as State Representative for District 24. Having worked successfully with partners in the community, I have used that knowledge to build relationships throughout the Capitol. This has allowed 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.