History of Service

“Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.”

– Shirley Chisholm
First African American woman elected to U.S. Congress and political activist.

I have been involved in serving our greater community, and for the past 27 years, I have been invited to participate in various committees and be in several leadership positions. Such school related matters include organizing Middle School student tours of the State Court systems, serving on Middle School site council, member of Booster Club for High School sports teams, and a mentor at ASU Law School.

Most recently, I have served on two important committees for Tempe Union High School District, Mental Health/Wellness and Finance. Through these two committees, I have gained insights as to how our Tempe Union High Schools function and deliver services to students in mental health and wellness, as well as understand how school finances operate. I have also attended almost all Board Meetings for the past 2 ½ years, and participated in many discussions with current board members.

As for the greater community, I have served in various positions in Boy Scouts of America including Chairman for the Salt River District (which is an area similar to TUHSD boundaries), and committeeman to approve Eagle Scout Projects for our community and final review for young men to receive their Eagle Award. For the past 10 years, I have served as a Merit Badge Counsel for Communications Merit Badge and assist over 1,000 young men earn this Merit Badge.

My family and I also serve with an organization known as Families Helping Families as we travel to Mexico to help build homes for the homeless. I serve as a Team Leader with this wonderful organization.

I am the Maricopa County Chairman of an organization that assist low income families find legal services. In this capacity, I work with families throughout our community and match them with legal counsel who can assist them in their legal needs when they cannot afford legal representation.

I am also a volunteer with the Tempe Coalition, an organization that works with our teenagers to teach them the importance of avoiding underage drinking and the dangers of the current epidemic of “vaping.”

Most importantly, in working with my wife of 35 years, we have raised four wonderful children who are all married, have a total of seven college degrees, and are working in their respective professional fields.

Paid for by Political Committee of Fletcher for TUSHD