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Biographical Information

What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about and why?

What would be your approach to addressing the current challenges facing our state?

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Campaign Phone (816) 536-4670
Public Elected Offices Held 15th Ward Republican Committeeman
Age 40
Equal Shared Parenting. I went thru a difficult custody case and understand the problems that unwed parents face in these situations. the financial hardship and unnecessary burdens placed on parents and children.
School Choice: I am a firm believer that a child’s ZIP code should not determine the quality of their future. As a father, I know firsthand the frustration many people in our community feel with the lack of options for their children’s education. As Senator, I will work to empower parents to make decisions to ensure their children have access to a decent education, regardless of their financial ability.

Equal Shared Parenting: Our children are more likely to succeed when they are raised by both parents. As Senator, I am prepared to sponsor legislation that would guarantee equality in custody proceedings, while also ensuring that children are not placed in potentially dangerous or abusive homes.

Support Small Businesses: As Senator, I will fight to protect small, locally-owned businesses's ability to compete on a level playing field. I will not vote for corporate handouts that give out-of-state megacorporations an unfair advantage and put Kansas City entrepreneurs out of business
Campaign email address
Campaign Phone (816) 645-9199
Public Elected Offices Held Trustee; Metropolitan Community College; Missouri State Representative, District 23
Incumbent? none
Education JD, University of Missouri-KC BJ, University of Missouri - Columbia MBA, Avila University
Age 53
I am passionate about public education, economic development, juvenile justice, criminal justice reform, and neighborhood development in terms of small business improvement, affordable health care and affordable housing
1. Hold town halls/listening sessions to hear directly from the public to identify those issues most important to my district. Our state has many issues but it is important to hear directly from my constituency. 2. File bills that seek to resolve those challenges. 3. Fight against bills that are detrimental to my constituency. 4. Work with colleagues in both the House and the Senate that are members of all parties.