I was born and raised in Brookhaven by two veterans who met in the army and taught me the value of hard work, discipline, and education. I worked at numerous places - my father's glass company, grocery stores, and warehouses - until I decided to teach myself programming and climb my way to become a software engineer and start my own small tech business.
You may have noticed a lack of politics there. For sure, I am not a career politician. My political "career" began during the 2016 primaries when I ran the Brookhaven office for Bernie Sanders, a man who I supported because I care more about issues and solutions than I do about politics and parties, and because I respected his sincerity and hard work.
I am running because our local government needs to be brought into the 21st century. I am running because my job - breaking down complicated problems into solutions that average people can use - is something I am good at, and it is something that I would like to do for my community.
Almost all of our problems - unresponsive government, slow-moving layers of bureaucracy, inefficient spending that leads to higher taxes - can be solved with improved technology and intelligent planning.
That is my expertise. So I hope I can have your support as we secure a brighter future for Brookhaven's second district.