University Of Nebraska
Bachelor of Science, Public Affairs and Community Services.
At present: I am a Texas Test Administrator, seasonal work, providing the Texas STAAR Tests to a select group of students, grades 5th through 8th grade. As a senior citizen, I can look back on many years of various employment. In the banking industry, I was an Assistant Manager for a New York Exchange-listed bank. I have owned and managed a brick-and-mortar, downtown Portrait Studio. For many years, I was a corporate officer for a U.S. Conglomerate. I have also worked as a booking officer for a city jail. In addition, I have worked in outside sales, for home improvements. And I have worked within social services, as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) working with challenged adults with severe behavioral and mental health issues.
I enjoy investing, dogs, gardens, cooking, star watching & photography.
WHAT DO I BELIEVE IN? WHAT ARE MY CONCERNS?
I am a Christian: Faith is important to me. The teachings of Jesus and prayer provide me with a strong life compass.
USMC Veteran: As a U.S. Marine, both active and in the reserves, I treasure our founding Father's Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I love America, Texas, and Odessa. I pray to keep them all strong and free!
Conservative Republican: City funds should be spent wisely. I support transparency, and accountability, protecting taxpayer dollars, and promoting effective economic growth.
Pro-Family: Family is the basic building block of a healthy growing community.
Community Safety: To keep our homes, schools, churches, and businesses safe. I support our Law Enforcement Officers and Fire and Rescue. And all of our city employees.
Schools: As a Texas Test Administrator, and also as a VIP for ECISD, I believe in safe schools for our students. Our schools should focus on teaching reading, writing, math, science, history, music, and of course sports and the arts. And our Odessa parents should always have a respected voice within our schools, for their children’s education.
Ethics: All men and women holding elected positions should strive for a high standard of morality, good ethics, and honesty.
I voted to make Odessa a Sanctuary for the Unborn. I know in my heart, God will bless Odessa for protecting the unborn.
Two verses came to mind, before the vote:
"You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb."
"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born I set you apart.”
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I am honored to be the Odessa City Councilman, for District 4.