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WHO I AM
I am 57 years old. My wife, Stacey and I have been married for 15 years. Stacey is the Lead Adoption Specialist for Texas Adoption Center. We have three very active children, Cole, age 13, Alexander, age 10, and Stacey Grace, age 7. From homework to baseball to football to tumbling to piano and more, our family is the central focus of everything we do outside of work.

If you want to read about my professional qualifications and my law practice, you can click on this link to my law practice website. I have practiced law in Corpus Christi for more than 30 years. For most of my career, I have felt the desire to serve my community as a judge. I have both trial and appellate experience, and I believe my experience has given me a solid foundation to serve on the bench. As valuable as my legal experience has been, nothing has taught me more about resolving disputes, being fair, and getting to the truth than my experience as a parent of three independent-minded children. I am sure every other parent can confirm that children never miss a chance to point out when something is “not fair.”

WHERE I'M FROM
I was the first person in my family to go college. My father grew up in the 1940's on a small Texas family farm. He hand-picked cotton alongside his brothers and sisters, and often missed school at cotton picking time. He quit school after the 8th grade, and regretted it for the rest of his life. He constantly stressed the importance of education to his children. It was because of him that I went to college and law school. My mother emigrated to the United States when she married my Dad, and eventually became a naturalized citizen. I inherited her love and appreciation for this country and the values it was created to protect. She has helped me appreciate the freedoms and opportunities of this country more than many who were born here and take those freedoms for granted.

 

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