Born in Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1943. Active duty in the US Navy as a Cryptologic Technician during the Vietnam era. Retired as Commander with 35 years service. Substitute teacher, Tucson Unified School District; Deputy City Clerk and Elections Specialist, City of Tucson; Health Educator, Pima County Health Dept; Adjunct Professor of Govt, Pima Community College; Lecturer, University of Arizona; Director of Elections, Pima County; Registrar of Voters, Pima County; Elected to Arizona House of Representatives, 1973-1981, served on many committees, and as House Minority Leader. Trustee, Tucson Residence Foundation (housing for developmentally disabled citizens); Active member, Association of the U.S. Navy and The American Legion; member, Disabled American Veterans; Deputy Director, American Legion AZ Boys State (35 years); and Trustee and Vice Chair, Esperanza En Escalante (housing for homeless veterans).