I have been a resident of Palos Verdes Estates for twenty-one-years. My wife, Debbie, and I have raised two girls who attended Palos Verdes Schools. We have participated in many local sports over the years and remain active with the PVE Stables.
Public Safety (Fire and Police) accounts for 66% of the city’s budget. I will bring a strong public safety and operations background to the Council. As a member of the Los Angeles Police Department since 1980, I’m currently a Commander, overseeing 900 sworn and civilian employees. My responsibilities include risk management, strategic planning, overtime management, productivity and discipline, in addition to overseeing sensitive and high-profile investigations.
I serve on the board for the Los Angeles Police Relief Association. I have been an elected member since 1996 and President of the Board since 2010. LAPRA is a non-profit corporation that provides health insurance benefits to its more than 16,000 members.
I am also serving my second term on the PVE Traffic Safety Committee and I wish to continue to serve you as a member of the Palos Verdes Estates City Council.
I have been successful in my professional life because I keep an open mind, listen objectively, make my own assessments and hold people accountable.