Hello Neighbor -

Thanks for visiting.  I am excited to begin this campaign for Circuit Court Judge and I look forward to meeting each and every one of you.

My entire career has been motivated by and dedicated to making our community a safer place.  Just like you, my family is incredibly important to me and they are the reason why I do the things I do.

I am now a small business owner, practicing law in the areas of family law and estate planning, but my roots are firmly planted in criminal prosecution.  For six years I was an Assistant State Attorney and for three of those years was tapped to serve as the Felony Division Chief.  During that time I prosecuted every possible type of crime.  I sent the worst of the worst to prison and made our communities safer in the process.  I have prosecuted misdemeanors, felonies, capital crimes and crimes against children, one of the hardest things I've ever had to do.  I will take this broad experience to the bench.

I also enjoy opportunities to teach.  As an Adjunct Professor at Polk State College, I have the great privilege to share my experience with future lawyers and law enforcement professionals.  Even closer to home, I have had a lot of fun serving as the Attorney Coach for the Lakeland Christian School High School Mock Trial team.  This group of students, many of whom are aspiring attorneys, and most of which had never participated in mock trial before, recently placed second in the state of Florida.

Finally, I want to ask for your vote.  Between now and election day, I will be working very hard to meet voters and share my experience, knowledge and qualifications with all of you.  Until then, thanks again for visiting.  Please come back often...and remember that I would be honored to have your vote.



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