I’ve been an Orange County resident for over 45 years and attended local schools. My wife Elizabeth and I have raised our six children in Orange County. Five have graduated and one still attends a local Orange County high school. I’ve spent many years volunteering at my children’s schools. I have no desire to seek higher office. I’m committed to serving on Orange Unified School District’s Board as an advocate for taxpayers, parents and students. This commitment comes from my experience as a small businessman who has roots in Orange County. Some goals that I have for OUSD would include: making certain we have the safest schools possible, promoting a back-to-basics education, advancing technology education, improving the quality of education in our schools, approving and protecting charter schools and ensuring responsible spending and complete accountability of taxpayer dollars. My numerous years volunteering in my children’s schools and as a youth sports coach have inspired me to look into what else I can do to serve my community. Serving as a school board member would be an honor and privilege. I want to give back to the community that has given me and my family so much.