Party: Republican

Family: Wife, Deb; children, five; grandchildren, 12.

Political Experience: Hancock County Council, current State Representative, vice chairman of Ways and Means Committee, chairman of State Fair Advisory Committee.

Goals: Enact a responsible, balanced budget while maintaining a healthy reserve and a AAA credit rating, increase protection for youth by funding and reforming the Department of Child Services, promote school safety by providing funding and strengthening our commitment to students and teachers by driving dollars to classrooms. Also, encourage shared services.