I have been a resident of Angleton for 28 years. I worked for the Angleton Water Department for 5 years. In 1998, I became a Police Officer for the City of Angleton. Although I loved serving my community as a police officer I felt a greater need to make a difference in young adults' lives as I was seeing first hand their struggles. What they needed was guidance and what better way to give them that before they become adults. That led me to make the decision to become a police officer for Angleton ISD in 2002. Yes, I was a police officer but I was also a friend, mentor, tutor, listening ear, protector, and father figure to so many students. I truly loved the students. In June 2017, I made one of the toughest decisions I have had to make in my fifty-two years. I took a job with Harris County Constable Pct. 1 office as a Mental Health Deputy Constable. Although I'm no longer employed with AISD I still try to make an effort to visit the alternative campus when I can to have circles, speak, and play games with the students. Over the years I often see former students and they tell me that if it wasn't for me they wouldn't be where they are at and they could have easily gone astray. That is why I am running for the school board. Having worked for the district for 15 years, I have seen first hand what is going on in the schools, what works and doesn't work, and what is needed. I would like to see more involvement from the school board. I want to bridge the gap between the staff and school board and I want them to know that yes we are here for the students but we are here for them too. I want to be a voice for the students and staff to effect change where needed. I truly believe in order to effect change one has to know where change is needed. That comes with having a working relationship with the people that are working in the trenches.
I have been married to my amazing wife Makeda for 14 years. Together we have 3 sons, Sean (31), Shawn (16), and Michael Jr. (12).