My daughter and other young people are the main reason I’m running for city commission. It’s imperative that we continue to build a strong and supportive community in which our children can grow, prosper, and raise families of their own.
I was born and raised in western Kentucky in the loving home of a minister – power plant operator. College, military service, and my early law career took me many places, as near the University of Kentucky in Lexington and as far away as South Korea. In 2004, my daughter, Allison, and I moved to Paducah, and we’ve called it home ever since. She and our city’s other young people are the main reason I’m running for city commission. It’s imperative that we continue to build a strong and supportive community in which our children can grow, prosper, and raise families of their own.
Paducah has a lot to offer and is poised to be one of the greatest cities around. Along with my daughter, I partake in as many of Paducah’s growing number of artistic and culinary opportunities as I can. I enjoy spending time with my friends—fellow parents and those I’ve gotten to know through work and my local church, where I serve on the finance committee. I’m an active person—tennis, running, and cycling—and look forward to a city that is increasingly walkable and bikeable.
I received my undergraduate degree from a small liberal arts university in Springfield, Missouri, majoring in public administration with a minor in military science. That was followed by law school at the University of Kentucky College of Law. In the past 26 years, I have enjoyed the opportunity to represent clients in a variety of legal issues.
I endorse the skills and character of Eddie Jones as both a lawyer and friend. In past litigation, Jones helped me face a situation in which our government had reached an erroneous conclusion. On my behalf, Jones asked good questions and kept asking good questions until he had good answers – the right and truthful answers.