Thank you for taking the time to get to know a bit more about me and why I want to serve our community as a Circuit Court Judge.
I grew up in a large family where hard work and service to others were instilled in us every day. Our parents, through their own actions, set a strong foundation that I live by in both my professional career but more importantly the example I set for my own children.
My father, to this day, is one of the most honorable lawyers I know and serves as an example to many who have followed in his footsteps. My mother, who raised four boys and my sister, is a force of nature. She taught nursing for 20 years at HCC and spent 11 years as a psychiatric nurse at the Falkenburg Road Jail.
As a young Tampa lawyer almost 25 years ago, I knew then that our judicial system was a sacred institution that should always remain fair and accountable to all that call Hillsborough County home.
I have the experience and integrity to run an efficient courtroom with the understanding that a docket is not just a calendar but a person’s day in court. I am committed to the rule of law and have the integrity to do the job right.
On August 18, 2020 you’ll have the opportunity to elect a new Circuit Court Judge. Hopefully you will never have to appear in my courtroom, but if you do, I will be a judge who is prepared, balanced, and honest.
I hope that you’ll consider giving me your vote.
I was raised in Hillsborough County, and we lived in Seffner until I was twelve years old when my family moved to Tampa. My wife Sara and I have two children, Jack and Eleanor, who make us laugh and make us proud every day.
I am running to be your Circuit Court Judge because I have the experience and understanding to run an efficient and honorable courtroom. For almost 25 years, I have represented clients on both sides of the courtroom and understand the lasting impact the Court’s decisions have on individuals and their families. Throughout my career, I have always practiced with integrity, because I believe that our judicial system is a sacred institution that should always remain fair and accountable to all who call Hillsborough County home.
I am a hard-working attorney who is prepared to be a hard-working Judge. My promise to every taxpayer is that I will bring my dedication and commitment to the bench. The residents of Hillsborough County deserve a decisive Judge who is qualified, who leads, and will work hard for them.
Running a courtroom requires the ability to listen, the ability to understand even the most complicated facts, the patience for details, and the compassion to help those who are dealing with life-altering situations.
If elected, I can promise you this- everyone, no matter where you come from, who you know, or how much money you have, will be treated equally.
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