Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.

I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. When I was young there was never a family that didn’t have a father, everyone owned their home, no one needed public assistance, families went on vacations and kids went to college after high school. Poverty, drugs and crime did not exist.

I moved to Medford in 2010, and never looked back. If I travel North or South, the first sign of a brake light or a taxed cup of coffee makes me want to come home to Jackson County but what I considered living like a king came with a cost that we all know and see everyday.

I value everything that makes our District special: the uniquely independent spirit of our community, beautiful environment, extraordinary forest land, and even the untapped opportunity. I’m running for Congress because I know what makes this district special and I know the answers to end our economic woes.

The 2nd District is blessed with abundant resources, but the Federal Government has an out-sized role in our lives. It’s time for your federal representative(s) to start representing their constituency so the state government no longer has the only option other than to tax you into poverty.  There has to be a balance between conserving our environment and ensuring that commerce can prosper. With those fundamentals in balance, jobs, education, and opportunity will follow.

That system worked for decades, and I know it can work again for all of us. We just need someone in Washington who will be a strong advocate for forestry and commerce.

Our citizenry can thrive again given opportunity. I am asking for your vote to be our advocate in Washington, DC.