As a Marine Corps veteran, teacher, State Representative and County Commissioner, I have served the public nearly my entire life. Additionally, I have worked as a professional musician and band leader since earning my Bachelor of Music Education from St. Mary’s University in 1957.
From 1963 to 1976 I was a teacher, Band Director and Music supervisor for the Edgewood Independent School District. Afterwards I served in the same positions at the San Antonio Independent School District from 1976 to 1979.
I was elected to the Texas House of Representatives from San Antonio’s District 57-I in 1978 and served for two years. My committee assignments included the House Committee on State Affairs and the House Committee on Public Education.
Re-elected in 1980 to the 67th Legislature, I again served on the House Committee for State Affairs and the prestigious House Committee for Constitutional Amendments.
Following my career in the Legislature, I was elected to serve as Bexar County Commissioner for Precinct 2 in 1983. I was re-elected in 1987, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. My current term expires in 2018 bringing my total years of service on Commissioners Court to 32 years.
I ask that you allow me to continue my life's work. I respectfully ask for your vote in the Democratic Primary.