Occupation: Retired Businessman
I am a 27-year resident of La Verne and along with my wife have raised 4 children, two of which graduated from the Bonita School System. Our oldest son graduated from USC Medical School with a doctorate degree and our oldest daughter graduated from UCLA as an RN. She recently obtained her master’s degree from the University of La Verne.
I retired from the service after Desert Storm as a Command Master Chief with the Navy Seabees. I also retired from Pacific Bell where I had enjoyed a position as upper level supervisor in charge of installation/repair and labor relations in the greater Los Angeles area.
Currently, I am the Coordinator for the La Verne Police Department’s Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol which provides me with the opportunity to interface with many city officials and members of our community. I have a vast amount of experience within the City of La Verne having worked on many projects. These include working on the 5-Year Housing Element Committee, the Bonita High School’s “Every 15 Minutes Safety Program,” and raising money for both the “Every 15 Minute Program”and the Youth and Family Action Committee. I have attended the La Verne Leadership Academy and La Verne’s Citizen’s Academy. In addition I co-chaired the National Night Out Against Crime with the management of Target, and am a recipient of the Jack Huntington “Pride of La Verne” Award. The experiences gained from holding these positions prepare me to be a qualified candidate for the city council.
I feel strongly about maintaining our small town atmosphere while keeping our city safe and financially strong. The city is unsurpassed in its benefits and services to the residents. One of my goals will be to do everything possible to keep our taxes down by encouraging businesses to come to La Verne. Also, I would promote the “Shop La Verne” program to support our local businesses.
I would greatly appreciate your support. Voting for me would be a vote for an experienced, dedicated, hard-working addition to the La Verne City Council.