I understand that public officials are to be public servants. My parents have served faithfully overseas for 30+ years in the areas of education and healthcare. My wife has likewise taught and cared for people in the Amazon and in the emergency rooms of London. I have served my country in the military, in ministry, and in the private sector.
My calling to run for public office is an extension of a life of service. If elected, I will be so of the people, by the people, and for the people. I love the state and people of Virginia. My family and I want to continue to serve.
I bring public and private sector experience to a district full of government employees. I have experience in the military and as a contractor. I know what it is like to “slug” to the Pentagon and commute to D.C. I have sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-95 and I-66. One of my policy goals is to keep our roads and traffic streamlined and safe.
I bring international experience to an area with global diversity. I grew up in Brazil and worked as a U.S. Navy officer in Asia. After a multinational exercise in 2015, my boss awarded my “leadership, fluency in three languages, and diplomacy skills.” I will put these skills to work in our district.
My wife is an immigrant with a green card (recently granted U.S. citizenship). We have worked with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and we welcome the legal process. Whether in Walmart or Wegmans, we love hearing languages from every corner of the globe. The diversity of our district makes us strong.
Last but not least, my platform is pro-faith, pro-family, and pro-freedom. I believe in individual freedom coupled with personal responsibility. I am pro-business, pro-free market economy, and pro-energy. I invite you to check out the rest of my website to learn more about my platform. I hope you find substance, not soundbites.