I’ve had over 40 years of experience as a manager in corporate business & minority & women owned business. Learned the importance of minimizing government regulations & making efficient use of taxes so as to encourage, not discourage, economic growth. Economic growth is so important to creating jobs, providing products & services & paying the taxes that support a good quality of life that includes a strong educational system, public safety, roads & utilities, & services for those in need
Have been a member of the Sandoval County Juvenile Justice Board which helps at-risk-youth become productive & contributing citizens.
I co-founded & support the Buy Rio Rancho program to encourage residents to buy from local businesses who make products & services more available & support community programs and these businesses create more jobs.
Just like we in RR promote Buy RR we need to be encouraging RR, Corrales, Bernalillo to spend their recreational dollars in Jemez Springs, Fenton Lake, Valle Caldera and Bandelier NM.
I grew up in northern Ohio and worked for my family’s trucking and warehouse company. I graduated from John Carroll University with a BSBA major in Transportation.
In 1972 my wife and I decided to move to New Mexico. We initially bought a home in Southeast Albuquerque. In 1975 we built a home in Rio Rancho in the Panorama Heights area. We were the 6000 resident of our city….we’ve seen a lot of growth since with Rio Rancho’s population now approaching 99,000.
We owned a commercial property on Southern Blvd. for over 19 years and with my wife being a real estate agent we owned multiple rental properties. (Miriam, my wife of 46 years passed away in 2018.) We also owned some property in the Volcano Cliffs Subdivision in Albuquerque. As president of the property owners association I led a fight for private property rights that led through law suits and political campaigns that resulted in property owners being able to use their property for home building or sale.
I've been blessed with Carol Lynn, my new wife, as of May 23rd, 2020.
I worked as a logistics manager for the Singer Company and the Digital Equipment Corporation. I finished my career with Digital as a sales manager responsible for a team that sold major computer systems to federal agencies. I was also responsible for developing relationships with women and Hispanic owned businesses to help them sell computer products to the federal government. When I retired from Digital I became VP of Sales for a Hispanic women owned business. Later I became a Branch Manager for a veteran owned company that sold computer systems to New Mexico government entities. This company had unique security products that provided systems for police officers.
For about the past 12 years I’ve been retired and keeping busy with volunteer projects. For the past 14 years I've been the coordinator for the Mayor’s Sunday is Funday event, which has grown to an attendance to over 6000 this past year. The event will be on August 19 in 2020 and Intel will again allow us to use their parking lot and the Boys and Girls Club and Life Roots will provide their vans to shuttle attendees to Haynes Park.
As President of the Rio Rancho Kiwanis Club I've led the coordination of Child Spree to buy back to school clothes for kids from families in need.
I was also the Chair of the Rio Rancho Charter Review Committees in 2011 and again in 2015. All but one of the amendments to our city's constitution proposed by these committees was approved by the voters.
As a Rio Rancho & Sandoval County Planning & Zoning Boards commissioner & leader in private property ownership organizations I’ve defended private property rights.
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