AN EXCEPTIONALLY QUALIFIED LEADER FOR CONGRESS
A lifetime of service. A commitment to our community.
Serving my country and community has been a big part of my life. I moved to Orange County in 1977 when I was assigned to the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station flying the F-4Phantom II. I met my wife Luci in 1980, married in 1982, and Orange County has been our home ever since where we raised our three children.
As a combat decorated fighter pilot, I flew 75 combat missions in Iraq, Kuwait, and Somalia flying the F/A-18 Hornet. As the Assistant Chief of Staff of The White House Military Office I kept communications between the Commander-in-Chief and Pentagon intact during extreme uncertainty. I performed my duties to the highest standards.
After retiring for the Marine Corps in 2004, I flew for Jet Blue Airways as a commercial airline pilot, then went into business as president of a successful company in Anaheim. I know firsthand how high taxes and excessive regulations can make running a business very difficult. I was elected to the Mission Viejo City Council in 2014, re-elected in 2018, and served as Mayor in 2019. As Mayor, crime was reduced by 27%, the 2019 budget had a $6 million surplus, and unemployment was lowered below 2%.
As your U.S. Representative my top priorities will be to permanently lower individual taxes, raise business deductions, and stop illegal immigration. I will fight to lower healthcare premiums and prescription drug prices, expand coverage to pre-existing conditions, and allow every American access to low group rates.
Finally, I’ll ensure that Orange County remains a safe, prosperous, and great place to live and raise a family. That takes responsible and experienced leadership.
You have my word.
Colonel U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)