After spending my entire adult life in service to our Country, many ask me now why I desire to be a Congressman. They make comments like, “You have served our country well, why not enjoy your retirement and relax?” The answer is really quite simple. Critical times are facing our country and the American people need proven leaders that are willing to do the work to see our region and our citizens prosper. I must serve, I have to serve . . . because it is what I have been trained to do. We need proven leaders that will put others before their own needs.