Who I Am
Service: Colonel U.S. Army (Ret); Battalion surgeon Vietnam; Desert Storm. Education: Virginia Military Institute, B.S, University of Virginia Medical School, Walter Reed Hospital neurosurgical residency. My Dad was in the U.S. Navy for 24 years; my brothers Vietnam Vets. We appreciate this great Country that let us become citizens after 7 years of evaluation and study of America’s history and Constitution. I want to serve again and return dignity and reason to politics. As a minority I am disturbed by the harsh attacks and divisiveness around race. You cannot cure discrimination with more discrimination. Similarly, needed equality for transgenders should not come at the expense of advances made by young women in sports - by permitting biological males to compete with girls. I worry that calling fellow white soldiers inherently-racist will drive them out of the military leaving minorities only.
As your Representative, there will be no more them-and-us, it will be united Americans. Equal rights, equal treatment, equal opportunities. We need secure borders immediately. We must stop the drug trafficking that is destroying a generation of our children. Plus, we cannot take care of our population now, there are thousands of homeless U.S. citizens on the streets. Common sense must guide us, not political rhetoric. I believe in term limits for Congress and ending stock trading in office. It offends voters when they see Representatives come out of office with new Millions from inside information. It’s time for a new approach. Sometimes it takes a brain surgeon.