The Kid From Kimberling City
I decided to run for Congress because I'm tired of seeing my family and my friends struggling to get by. I'm tired of seeing small businesses close and driving on poorly-maintained highways. I am tired of a Congress that works for big donors and forgets about us.
Born: Joplin, MO
High School: Reeds Spring HS
College: George Washington University, BA Political Science
Experience: 6 years at the US Treasury Department
Born in Joplin and raised in Kimberling City, southwest Missouri is my home. Living in a small town during those formative years taught me the importance of hard work and community values. My biggest priority is education because I believe no child's education should suffer because of where they grow up, lack of income, or learning disabilities. I am also running to improve the infrastructure in Missouri's 7th district and to push big money out of politics. I am running because the people in southwest Missouri deserve someone who will fight for them and for what is right.
I attended George Washington University and graduated with a BA in political science. That academic understanding of history and of how government works will help me represent Southwest Missouri in an experienced and knowledgeable way. After graduating, I worked at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a bureau of the US Treasury Department. I have hands-on experience in how bureaucracy works. (And how to move forward when it doesn't.)
In my spare time I make costumes and write baseball articles. But mostly, I am just happy to be home.