Biography and Background
I have lived in Bannock County for 45 years. My life experience includes being raised on a farm, working in broadcasting, auto sales, and credit unions. I have been married to Debra, a Pocatello native, for 30 years, and have a daughter, Nicole, and step-son, Tony.
I successfully ran for the Pocatello City Council in 2017 after retiring and was re-elected in 2021. I am the President of the Council. After election to the City Council, I was elected to the Association of Idaho Cities Board of Directors, representing District 5 in Southeast Idaho.
This experience will enable me to more easily navigate the processes and procedures of the Idaho Legislature. The AIC Board also serves as the organization’s Legislative Committee, so I am familiar with many of the issues and solutions proposed as legislation the past four years.
I have been active in the Pocatello/Chubbuck Chamber of commerce for a number of years and have many contacts within the business community to call on for their advice and positions on pending legislation.
I am a strong proponent of the 2nd amendment, and am a life member of the NRA, Pocatello Field Archers and the Pocatello Trap Club. I hunt, recreationally shoot with family members and friends, and enjoy reloading.
I live in Idaho by choice. I was once given a chance to move to another city and state and declined, knowing that this is where I wanted my family to live and kids to grow up. I vow to always make the future of Idaho my top priority.