I grew up the child of an Air Force officer. Although my family goes back seven generations in Hays County, I lived in three different states and in three different countries. My dad flew the RF-4C for the Air Force, so we lived in California, Virginia, South Carolina, Germany, Italy and Spain. For undergraduate school I attended the University of Dallas. In college I worked retail jobs and learned the value of hard work and customer service. After graduation I helped publish textbooks for Harcourt Brace before attending South Texas College of Law and admission to the bar in 2001. I practiced civil law at the law firm of Flahive, Ogden and Latson after first working as a felony prosecutor in the Collin County District Attorney's Office.
I am an Eagle Scout of the Trans-Atlantic Council of the Boy Scouts of America, an Arrowman and a member of the Knights of Columbus. My responsibilities include administering the Jacks-Garner Scholarship for the Hays County Bar Association for the benefit of local high-school seniors.
For ten years I have represented the people of Hays County in the felony and misdemeanor divisions of the DA’s Office: prosecuting crimes as diverse as speeding tickets and murder. I have practiced in juvenile court and before the Third Court of Appeals.
None of my professional accomplishments holds a candle to my greatest joy and fondest achievement: my family. I am a husband, a father, a brother and a son. My wife Shelley is my greatest strength. Hers is the genius of piercing intellect, self-sacrifice, and the most-tender of loving hearts. She has blessed me with three amazing sons: Christian, Matthew and Alexander. Guiding them into honorable manhood is my life’s most rewarding and humbling duty. It is also my greatest joy.
My mission is to restore justice to County Court at Law No. 2. My code is: Duty. Honor. Justice. For more than ten years it has been my duty to seek justice for the people of Hays County as a prosecutor. When I saw that justice needed to be brought back to the County Court at Law, I leapt to the task. I know that I’m not alone. I took the first step toward restoring honor to a court that serves the people of Hays County; now I humbly ask for your support to return justice to Hays County Court at Law No. 2.