I was born and raised in Baytown. My wife, Jenice, and I have been
married since 1978, and we have one son, Stephen. I am a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and Lee College, and I am proud to have been named to the Lee College Hall of Fame when I received my degree from Lee College. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of
Houston, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and I have a Doctorate of
Jurisprudence from the University of Houston School of Law. I have
practiced law in Baytown since 1993 and was named Baytown’s Favorite Attorney twice, 2009 and 2010.
Prior to my career as a lawyer, I worked for Congressman Gene Green
who was a State Senator at the time. I managed Gene's campaign for
Congress in 1992 when he was successful over his numerous opponents.
Prior to my time on Gene's staff, I worked for Exxon for ten years in the
Baytown refinery where both my dad and my grandfather retired. Before I
went to work for Exxon, I held numerous jobs including working for the
United States Post Office as a letter carrier for four years starting at the
age of seventeen.
I have served on committees for the city, school district and several
boards of service and charity organizations in our town. I am a past president and current member of the Baytown Lions Club and received the Melvin Jones Award. I am also a member of the Baytown Rotary Club and am a Paul Harris Fellow. I serve the Goose Creek ISD on the Citizens Bond Advisory Committee for the current bond package as well as the three previous bond projects. In addition, I serve on the Barrett Station Civic League Advisory Board.
My service to Lee College started April 7, 1984 when I was first elected at
the age of thirty-one. I served thirty-one years, making me the longest-serving Regent in Lee College history. I served as Chairman of the Board four times. Lee College honored me with a lifetime membership to the Association of Community College Trustees and in 2010 gave me the Distinguished alumnus Award.