Biography and Background
I am seeking re-election to the House after serving the last two years representing District 23, which formerly included Elmore County, Owyhee and Twin Falls counties.
I am excited about representing the new district including Valley, Boise, Custer and Elmore Counties, I have focused on Water, Agriculture, Economic Growth and supporting Mountain Home AFB. With these new counties in my District, I will be expanding my focus to other areas such as Outdoor Recreation, Forestry, and Natural Resources.
In addition to my legislative duties, I currently teach American Government for the Mountain Home School District. I was chosen in 2020 as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) as the National Civics Teacher of the Year. I also worked with the United States Department of State as an exchange teacher in Ukraine. I served 20 years in the Air Force as a combat aviator in B-52 and B-1 bombers and flew combat sorties in Afghanistan post 9/11. I have coached high school baseball and basketball and served on the Mountain Home City Council from 2016 to 2021.
I currently serve on the Joint Appropriations and Finance Committee, Local Government Committee and Business Committee. It was my honor this session to sponsor and carry on the House floor House joint Memorial 006 in support of the freedom loving people of Ukraine in the desire for freedom and self determination. This session I am carrying approximately 20 budgets through the House Chamber on topics ranging from the Department of Veterans Services to the Idaho Commission on Aging.
It is my desire to continue to serve Idaho and the great people who live here.