Working hard to make California work for you.
I’ve spent my whole life in and around the district I am running for. Born in La Mirada, raised in Whittier and Norwalk, and attended high school in Santa Fe Springs. When I married my wife in 2000, we moved to La Habra and raised our 3 kids there for 18 years before moving to our current home in Whittier 3 years ago.
I am a man of faith. I trust God for all things, and I do my best to follow Him. This leads me to desire to care for others in my community. I have been involved in many community service efforts throughout the years, mostly through the church I attended. I participated in the relief efforts in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina to serve the local community in Bay St. Louis. I’ve encouraged my employees and brought a dozen of them with us to help stuff backpacks for the needy at Giving Children Hope in Fullerton, CA over the years. My wife and I have assisted in different food and clothing ministries for the poor and homeless.
I believe serving others is not only encouraged by our Lord, but it also gives hope to the person in need, and is such an important way to give back to our society.
I’ve been a business owner in the plumbing industry for over 20 years, serving our communities, my customers, and my employees. My goal when going into business was to offer top quality plumbing services at fair prices, and to put the overpriced plumbers out of business. Over the years, I have trained many plumbers. For the ones that serve the customers the same way I do, I help them get their own plumbing license, and help them start their business. By doing this, I lose my best plumbers, but when they start their business in another area, and do the same thing in a new community, providing top quality plumbing services at fair prices, everybody wins. Having an attitude of serving others has helped me to be successful as a business owner and has enabled me to help many others learn this same attitude in business.
I’ve also worked in the corporate world as an operations manager. It was my responsibility to take a bankrupt $180 mil / year distribution company and make the operations profitable again. I was able to use my leadership and teaching skills, data collection and analysis skills, and my ability to listen and work with others to find the best solutions to any given problem. Solving complex issues requires listening to the people to understand their problems. I analyzed each department, worked with the area managers, supervisors, and staff to determine solutions, and then implemented the new solutions together with the team in each department. The result of my efforts was a successful sale/merger deal after we had turned the company around.
Both as a business owner and a corporate manager it is necessary to work hard and find solutions to be successful. I will work hard for the people, to serve them well, to represent them well, and to do my best to help find solutions. I will be willing to work with other lawmakers for the benefit of people and stand against legislations that promote special interests.
Jesus calls us to follow His example of being a servant leader. I will do my best to follow that example. I would appreciate your support in this election. I would also ask that you would seek out other servant leaders to elect this season. It’s time to give the government back to the people.