For over 22 years, San Antonio has been my home, a place where my wife, Happy, and our nine children have built a wonderful life in District 9. We’ve dug deep roots in the Alamo city and we can’t imagine living anywhere else.

I grew up the son of a Texas State Representative and a devoted homemaker just down the road in Goliad. They taught me the meaning of public service and the importance of keeping my word. My work expanded as I went out on my own. I became a family man, a businessman and community advocate in just a few short years. Over time, I have been blessed to serve many worthwhile organizations in a variety of roles.

This is my second attempt at a seat on city council. In 2017, in a candidate pool of ten, I placed a close third in the general election through the grace of God and through the hard work of my campaign volunteers and the support of voters of District 9. Since then, I have remained active in the community and have been encouraged by good people from all over our city who remain deeply concerned about the direction of our city government. As a result, I ask for your support as I seek this office once more.

Local government impacts our lives everyday and, while there is much to celebrate about our city, I believe there is much more that can be done. From core services and small business advocacy to public safety and education, I have immersed myself in many of the same issues that I hope to fight for as a councilman.

In every instance, my objective has been to serve with honesty and integrity, and to affect outcomes that benefit the entire community.

“An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal, or tolerate those who do.”

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19 hours ago


Happy 244th Birthday to the US Navy! Thank you to the #Navy and all of Navy Sailors for the #defense of our #Country and for our continued #freedom.‬

It is tradition of the Navy to have the oldest Sailor and youngest Sailor to cut the cake as a sign of passing on and keeping alive Naval history.

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21 hours ago


CAAP NOT NEEDED, not good for #SA business environment

1. Climate Change is real
2. Accurate longterm historical data provides evidence that man-made climate change is not real
3. The costs are too high and will:
4. Drive up CPS Energy costs by $1000/family annually
5. Have adverse impact on business & cost of doing business that will be passed on to consumers for a hidden tax
6. Drives up cost of all construction especially new home construction
7. Negatively impacts the poor even more
8. Grow government, government mandates intruding into peoples freedom and the need for more social welfare programs to help the disadvantaged
9. Have no real impact to lower the temperature or improve the climate
10. Conclusion: The CAAP is less about the environment and more about growing the size, scope and intrusion of government in San Antonian lives, therefore, VOTE NO ON #CAAP
11. SA should focus less on “high level thinking” ideas and get back to basics on serving the people of this community by being great at its primary function and core services

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