I am well qualified for this office. I have extensive experience in review of proposed bills for both the Texas House of Representatives and the Senate while working for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. I also made proposed amendments to several of those bills proposed. I have experience in budgeting, personnel management, programming of projects, construction, and energy improvements plus extensive knowledge of environmental issues and correction of those issues.
I have worked in various positions for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to include lead commissioning engineer, lead civil/structural engineer, energy engineer, project engineer, environmental manager and chief of sanitary control. I was commissioning engineer for four High Security Prisons and project engineer for two of those. I worked with cities and counties coordinating utilities and roads for those facilities. I developed a five year energy plan for the TDCJ that is still being implemented... In my Air Force career, I attained the rank of major as a civil engineering manager. my last assignment was at the Regional Civil Engineering Office in Dallas where I served as Deputy Director, Special Projects Division. I managed projects totaling $1.6 billion dollars. I also served at various air force bases with populations of 6,000 persons as Director of Operations and Maintenance of 500 facilities and 1000 family houses, three runways and all roads as well as all utilities. Of particular interest was my assignment to Saudi Arabia in 1980 as second in command of a $1.5 billion dollar construction program to support the 60, F-15 aircraft the U.S. sold to the Saudi military.
My first priority is to pass a noise law to control Low Frequency Noise generated by industrial equipment, high power electric lines and micro-wave towers that is harming our citizens and causing deaths. Company owners will absorb this cost. Second will be to get control of our school drop-out rate. No new funding needed. Thirdly, will be to increase our teachers' pay to be commensurate with the education and ce [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]
BS Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
Air War College
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Lead Civil Engineer and Chief of Sanitary Control, 19 years (Retired)
US Air Force, Major, 20+years (Retired)