Friends, a great education is paramount today… All our children must have quality schooling, designed for the future, so they can provide for themselves and their own families. 

They need the tools to achieve top performance and to succeed in increasingly competitive markets.  

It’s time our children have the same academic opportunities provided north of Interstate-8 in San Diego! 

Why are we allowing children in economically disadvantaged and underdeveloped areas to receive an inferior education?

After seven long years,  

  • Are we content with only 68% of our youth earning a high school diploma – while the national average is 84%!

                                        (U.S. Census Bureau, 2016, and U.S. News and World Report, 2018)

  • Are we satisfied with only 13% of the District’s children earning college degrees – less than 40% of the national average of 34.2%!

                                                                                     (U.S. Census Bureau, 2017)

I’m not satisfied with any of this nonsense.  Our children deserve better!  

Every child is important!

  1. If we demand more for our students, we’ll get results.
  2. Together, we’ll provide our youth with an education to equip them to prosper in our ever-changing world.

Brief history:

I was raised in the 51st District.  Statistically, I was not supposed to be able to progress far enough to receive a college education.  I’m proud to say, I’ve earned two college degrees through hard work, perseverance, and leaning on great teachers and mentors. 

The incredible people of the 51st District influenced me in the same way we need to support today’s youth:  I want them to have the encouragement that pushed and inspired me to achieve academic excellence and, eventually, pay it forward.

To do this…

The District needs a PROVEN LEADER in Congress.

As a retired United States Marine Corps Sergeant Major, 

that’s exactly what I am and what I will do for the 51st District.


The mediocre teacher tells.

The good teacher explains.

The superior teacher demonstrates.

The great teacher inspires.

                                                 – William Arthur Ward

We must support and retain the best.  Great teachers must be rewarded. 

We must demand school administrators strengthen relationships with parents and work together to support our children…

With a focus on communication and positive change, we can do this!

We can launch the future leaders of the 51st District with what they so richly deserve…

A great education!