Occupation: Prosecuting Attorney, Cobb County Courts
Previous elected offices held: None
Other community service experience: 26 years in the U.S. Army as a combat Infantryman. Retired as E-8 (Infantry First Sergeant); 10 years in Cobb County Courts as Assistant Solicitor General, Court Coordinator for the Veterans Accountability and Treatment Court, and Prosecuting Attorney.
What is motivating you to run for Congress?
I want to return the governing process back to Georgians. For too long, the citizens of Georgia’s 11th Congressional District have had effectively no access to their representative. Constituents have a right to access. We must close the bitter divide that has overtaken our nation. We see too much anger, pettiness and bickering. We have lost the ability to discuss issues with one another. To move forward, to uphold the Constitutional rights of all our citizens and improve their lives, we must overcome this problem. I will engage in dialogue with colleagues and constituents on all sides of important arguments.
What is the biggest issue facing the district and how will you address it?
The biggest issue is poor infrastructure, with traffic jams, limited mass transit, potholes, and delays for construction that barely stays ahead of road problems. Another part of infrastructure is the need to build a healthcare network to serve the entire district, including rural areas. It is hard to attract businesses to provide good jobs for our citizens with all these infrastructure problems facing us.