From the age of 18, I have spent my life in public service. After graduation from high school in 2004, I decided to serve our country by joining the military. I served for about 10 years in the US Navy where I received accolades for my hard work and outside-the-box thinking. I completed 3 deployments aboard submarines as a Communications Electronics Technician and Radioman.
Soon after receiving an honorable discharge from the military, I came back to Medford and was elected to the City Council in 2014. I have always served in a way that I wish my elected officials would serve. I am open, honest transparent, and available. I work to ensure that questions get answered, and that everyone gets a seat at the table. As your State Senator, I will work to pass progressive legislation, and allow citizens to be better informed about the discussions happening in our capitol.
I live in Medford with my wife of 10 years, Casey, and we raise our daughter Riley. I work at ACCESS, the Community Action Agency of Jackson County, where I assist in housing homeless veterans.