I grew up in Warren County and graduated from Warrenton High School. I married my high school sweetheart over 30 years ago. Generations of my family have made this area their home since before the turn of the 20th century. I agreed to go anywhere the Patrol sent me when I was hired. When we got the chance, we returned here to make Warren County our home. Our journey has taken us to the city, to the suburbs and to the country. We've met good people along the way, but this has, and always will, feel like home.
I swore an oath more than once in my life to defend the Constitution of the United States. That oath didn't' expire when my enlistment ended or when I retired as a State Trooper. Our way of life is the thread that holds us together. The values of Faith, Family and Love of Country run deep here where we live.
When I was a trooper, I received some first class firearms training. For me, a gun is a tool, like a hammer is for a carpenter. Just like any skilled craftsman, the time you put into your trade reflects in the quality. I started passing on things I learned to civilians in 2010. Teaching people not only how to shoot, but when and why, is standing behind the right to bear arms as an action, not a talking point.
I believe in the Individual. I believe in a free and fair economy. I believe in State's Rights. I believe in God given rights. I believe in the sanctity of human life, that a child is not a choice. I believe the government does not make you free; It can protect your rights but it did not give them to you in the first place. I believe that the government which governs the least governs best. I believe in limited government that should not invade every aspect of our lives.