This is my life

I grew up in Littleton, Colorado, where my parents taught me the value of hard work at an early age. At 12 I had my own paper route, at 14 I was washing dishes at a Mexican restaurant and by the time I was 18 I was a manager at a grocery store.

After graduating from the University of Colorado at Denver with a BA in Economics, I decided to serve my country and joined the U.S. Army, knowing I would be headed to war. While in the Army, I served in numerous combat and non-combat leadership positions and obtained the rank of Captain. My awards include the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal (OLC) and the Army Achievement Medal.

I am a strong believer in family, and was blessed to marry my high school sweetheart and wonderful wife, Kristi. She gave birth to our oldest daughter, Mary Katelyn, just days before I deployed to Iraq and was strong enough to get through the first year all on her own. When I returned in 2009, we made Castle Rock our home. It didn’t take long to realize Douglas County is a great place to raise a family. Shortly after we were blessed with the arrival of our second daughter, Hannah. I would consider it a high honor to serve the citizens of District 45 as your next representative in our state legislature.

My Beliefs
  • The First Amendment, religious freedom ​and faith in God are at the heart of our Constitution.
  • The Second Amendment is a bulwark against tyranny. Endorsed by RMGOPAC.
  • 100% Pro-Life, no exceptions.
  • Private Property rights are the cornerstone of a free society.
  • Right to Work—no one should be forced to join a union to get or keep ​a job.
  • Marriage is between one man and ​one woman.
Conservatism, we are told, is out-of date. This charge is preposterous and we ought to boldly say so. The laws of God, and of nature, have ​no dateline.
-Barry Goldwater
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
-Calvin Coolidge