I am a former paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division and currently a chaplain in the Massahusetts National Guard with the rank of Colonel, I am the father of four grown and two grandchildren. I was an effective legislator in the State of Georgia before I moved to Ashland to become the president of the Massachusetts Family Institute, where I have been a leading advocate statewide for marriage between a man and a woman - and other issues that impact families.
I promise not to raise taxes on working familiesand to get more of our fair share of Federal taxes returned to the people. I will support our soldiers serving as our first line of defense.
Male; Age:56; Married (34 years); Spouse:Jonda (56); Children:Micah (28), Sara (26), Amy (22), Ruth (19); Place of Birth:Sanford, FL; Home Town:Ashland, MA
BA, Stetson University, Deland FL, 1970 Master of Divinity, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA, 1974
Doctor of Ministry, Trinity Evangelical Seminary, Deerfield, IL, 1984
U S Army ; Years of Service:Active Duty, 82nd Airborne Division, 74-77; 23 years in the reserves and National Guard, currently a Colonel in the MA Army National Guard ; Active Duty:Battalion Chaplain with the 82nd Airborne Division, 1974-77 ; Highest Rank:Colonel ; Metals:Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Achievement Medal; Parachute Wings ; Discharge:Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, 1977 ; Currently the senior Chaplain (Colonel) in the MA Army National Guard
Past Offices:Served three terms as a state legislator, Georgia House of Representatives, 1993-1998; Chair of the Republican Caucus Welfare Reform Task Force
Presbyterian Previous Affiliations:N/A
Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)