I am a life long resident of La Porte, graduated from LPHS and was a platoon Sargent with the United States Army, serving in Vietnam. After 33 years I retired from being a truck driver, I was a Teamster, serving as Union Steward for 6 years. Member of the VFW, American Legion and Pheasants Forever. My wife of 42 years, Linda and I have 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren. While serving the people of La Porte I want to get "back to basics", Police, Fire and Streets. Make the community safer with more officers on each shift, concentrate on fighting the drug problem. Find more money to pave the streets and offer incentives for the Police and Fire to keep trained personnel from leaving. I am honest and will work hard to represent my ward and La Porte.