I grew up being involved in community activities. My family and I were involved in Lions Club, selling concessions at the Snake River Stampede, Paint the Town, Boy Scouts, performed duties for rec sports - including playing, refereeing and other, church, and school activities. As a family we served whenever we had an opportunity.
I enjoy the opportunity to help in the success of events for our community. It often takes volunteers to ensure the success of local events. My wife, kids, and I have been involved in community activities with 4-H, school activities, and church functions. I am also a member of the Board of Directors for the Valley Family health Care Center. I regularly attend the Fruitland and Ontario Chamber of Commerce and attend Kiwanis meetings as I am able to. I have also enjoyed opportunities to eat lunch at the Senior Centers.
Opportunities to talk with students at our local schools have been available throughout my career. In particular, I’ve used my background in Crash Reconstruction to add value to the material that high school students learn in their physics classes. I was part of a team of crash reconstructionists, that spent a day with high school students helping them investigate a traffic crash that a crash team had already investigated. I’ve also had opportunities to work with driver’s education classes talking about common mistakes drivers make and how to avoid them. I’ve also presented material to government and criminal justice classes. I enjoy these opportunities to interact with our youth and answer their questions.
As Sheriff of Payette County, I will continue to find ways to be involved in our youth and involved in our community. These things are important to me and I believe they are important to our community. I look forward to the opportunities to interact with our citizens and support our community.
A candidate that believes in partnership with citizens to make our communities safer.