Citizens of Southeast Texas:
I have lived in the southeast Houston, Clear Lake City area since 1955 and am currently in my home of over 23 years, located in the Bay Glen subdivision. The majority of my adult life was spent as a professional pilot. During those 30 years of flying commuter airline turboprops and private jets in, around and beyond the district, I feel I have a good sense of who we are, in relation to others in this country and the countries beyond our borders.
My time spent in management positions and entrepreneurial ventures have given me a keen prospective for what small businesses truly need from their government. Since 1998, I've managed my own educational software company, which became the #23 fastest growing business in Houston in 2001 and #54 in 2002. The company continued to grow until the recession crippled the world's economy and reduced it by two thirds.
The Republican Party overwhelmingly swept the southeast Texas polls in November, 2012. As a result, our Democratic President and Senate have been left with a "Tea Party" controlled House, with an agenda to further reduce the middle class, attach our environment and eliminate or privatize our entire way of life. It's not certain what the new district lines will look like, so I'm holding off on what part I will play in 2014.
I invite you to look through the web site and further familiarize yourself with my views on many of the current issues. At the conclusion, if you feel comfortable with my representing you and a return to fair, "common sense" principles of governance, please join this campaign with a $5.00/month contribution. Whether I feel the need to run or not, your contributions will be used to promote the Democratic Party in Southeast Texas.