Other Professional Experience: Worked 38 years in the Electrical Trade
Education: Graduated High School Kimball County High School, Kimball Nebr.
Community Service: I have been involved in community activism for over 30 years
Statement: In Arthurian romance, we have the idea of the Wasteland, a land of inauthentic people in an inauthentic world. The approval rating of Congress never seems to get out of the mid-teens, and that’s because Congress has become a wasteland. We are supposed to be a government of the people; however, if you ask most Americans, they will tell you that they don’t believe they are and when you look at the makeup of the 115th Congress, they are right. Congress is mostly comprised of professional politicians, lawyers, and business people. Most of whom are good honest people who work hard to be where they are, but they hardly reflect the makeup of the American people. The average congressman spends as much time asking for money as they spend doing their job. Most members of Congress are dependent on their contributors, which means their contributors interest becomes their interests. I am a 62-year-old retired electrician, and I’m running for Congress because I believe the average working person is somewhere in the middle when it comes to politics, and I think our representative should reflect its community. I’m running as a compassionate conservative because I believe in a free market, and that government should pay its bills. I also believe our government should care about the sick, the poor and the elderly. I also consider myself a progressive because I believe we are a country that strives to be a more perfect union. I promise to be an authentic person in the hopes that even though we don’t see eye to eye on everything if I am elected Congress, you will believe me when I say I will represent the will of the people in my district, not me, not money, and not simply the party line.