Elected Experience: First office sought
Other Professional Experience: Navy officer with eleven years’ post-9/11 active service; Big Four experience working with national/global public companies and private wealth clients; Sectors: Energy, finance, construction; licensed CPA, CFA, CFP and attorney (Louisiana)
Education: MA - Naval War College; LLM, Tax - UW; JD, MBA - Tulane (Freeman Fellowship); BA – Simpson College (Epsilon Sigma honor society)
Community Service: Judicial experience as FINRA Arbitrator; CFA Institute - Examination Program; Adjunct Faculty – University of New Orleans, Tulane, UW (Milgard School); Volunteer – Louisiana Bar, Client Protection Fund; Officer – CFA Society of Louisiana; Finance Committee – HNJ Parish (New Orleans)
Statement: As a Naval Officer, I'm sworn to support and defend the constitution; now I’m asking Sixth District voters, for the honor of representing our military- and veteran-heavy district in Congress. I offer fresh leadership to support the district’s important military presence. In addition, I offer practical real-world business experience to focus on tax and regulatory reforms to stimulate our economy.
National security is naturally a top concern: terrorism, self-radicalized attackers and the grave threats emanating from an unstable Middle East. We are also seeing the increasing belligerence of historic rivals such as Russia and China. In Afghanistan, our soldiers are unable to act against a resurgent Taliban due to restrictive rules of engagement, and our sailors are humiliated by Iran. This should not be--we have the world's most powerful military. I strongly opposed the Iran deal that gives billions to an untrustworthy Iranian regime. The incumbent voted in favor of this deal.
Rosy reports of economic activity do not reflect our daily experience. We have the lowest labor participation in decades. Although we have been in “economic recovery” for over six years, household incomes have continued to stagnate, lower than they were two decades ago. Especially hard-hit are recent college graduates, who can’t find suitable jobs, seasoned, skilled employees laid off during the recession who are unable to gain reemployment in their fields; and our military who were sent home due to this administration’s downsizing. I'll work to protect Puget Sound shipyard workers from cuts to per diem, and stop VA education cuts.
I respectfully request your vote: to restore strong economic growth by reforming taxes, streamlining regulations and reducing burdens on small business; to give our veterans the support they need and deserve; and to provide the national defense to keep America safe.