As County Recorder, I will bring a renewed energy and vision to the office with the goal of rebuilding trust in the election system in Maricopa County. I will work to make sure that every Maricopa County citizen who is eligible to vote is able to vote, whether at their kitchen table completing their early ballot or on Election Day.
I will work to:
Lead a statewide referendum to change the office from a Partisan position to a non-partisan position, to eliminate politics from the process of managing voting and elections.
Restart the Kids Voting program to help build civic responsibility, an understanding of our obligations as Americans, and inspire generations of voters to come.
Work with civic groups to sponsor voter registration and election and political participation regardless of the political affiliation of the group.
Determine the proper number of polling places needed in our county so that no citizen is denied the right to vote by long lines extending into the wee hours of the morning.
Improve access to voting for all, whether voting by mail or in person.
I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Serving on Active Duty from 1992 to 1996 during which I achieved the rank of Corporal, I earned the real-life experience and discipline I needed to pursue my American dream.
Upon leaving active duty, I returned to Arizona State University to complete my Bachelor’s degree with honors, then enrolled in the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver.
I graduated in 2000 and became a prosecutor, first with the Denver District Attorney, and then returning to Arizona to work for the Maricopa County Attorney and the Arizona Attorney General.
I entered into private practice in 2005, practicing both civil and criminal law. I am also a small business owner.
Looking back, you could say I have dedicated my adult life to protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States and looking out for the little guy.
I live in Phoenix, Arizona with my wife and three young daughters.