My wife Diana and I are blessed to be raising our family here in the town that raised me. We have a daughter, age 8, and two wonderful sons, ages 6 and 4. Since 2011, I’ve served as an Assistant District Attorney for Denton County. In my job, I advocate for crime victims and prosecute felony cases at every level, including crimes against children, DWIs, drug crimes, property crimes and homicides.
For nearly three years, I was honored to serve Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in her Washington, D.C., office. The first six months, I worked as an intern to her speechwriter and as a senior staff assistant. The next two years, I served as Assistant Press Secretary to the Senator.
Being a part of her team and observing a member of Congress interacting with constituents and members of federal, state and local governments was an immersive education.
The opportunity provided me with both first-hand exposure to “how things work” in government and the fine art of negotiation, knowledge that will help me hit the ground running on Denton City Council.
After nearly three years in our nation’s capital, I decided to return to Texas and was fortunate to be accepted into the Baylor School of Law.
Prior to my time in Washington, I earned a bachelor’s of arts in history and political science at the University of North Texas, where I served as president of the Student Government Association.
A Denton native, I attended Denton High School, Calhoun Middle School and Hodge Elementary. My education in the Denton public schools was excellent. My compassionate and dedicated teachers helped provide a solid foundation for everything I have been able to accomplish since. I’m still in contact with many of these fine educators, and my high school choir director now serves as my campaign treasurer.
Community service is, to me, a privilege. I have served five years on the St. David’s Episcopal Church board and currently chair a $3 million capital campaign. I am also president of the Denton Evening Rotary Club, board chair of the North Texas Metroplex Children’s Choir and chair of the City of Denton Board of Ethics. I formerly served on the Denton County Historical Commission Executive Committee.
The Boy Scouts of America organization has been an important and formative part of my life from an early age. I became an Eagle Scout with Troop 65 and served in a variety of leadership positions within the Longhorn Council and at Worth Ranch Scout Camp.
Representing the citizens of Denton is a high honor. Your input and support will enable me be effective as I embrace the challenge of service on the Denton City Council.