I grew up in the community of Park Hill... in Denver. We arrived in the Mile High City on October 10, 1963. Dad, who had been an employee of the now defunct Interstate Commerce Commission moved us (Mom, my brother, sister and myself) from our nation's capital, to Denver in search of another opportunity with the federal government.
I had life experiences similar to many of you. Although we moved around quite a bit, we had a fairly solid family relationship.
On February 8, 1973 I enlisted into the United States Air Force taking advantage of the pre-enlistment program while I was still in high school. A few weeks after graduation I was on a flight to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Thus began my career as a law enforcement officer.
My adult career has been largely people oriented... from law enforcement to ministry to management to politics... my destiny is to be intimately entwined in the lives of those I encounter.
The current political environment has caused many to rethink their political positions. The two major political parties, as we know them, no longer exist. When the dust clears, America will be what remains.
One of the primary reasons I am a candidate for President of the United States is simply this… It's been a part of who I am as far back as I can recall. I've always loved politics. As I got older, I recognized my desire and heart was to serve others. I saw injustices that made me want to be the impetus for change and the best way I know to do that... is to run for President.