What Committees or Caucuses have you been affiliated with in office that support the sportsmen’s community and fish and wildlife conservation?
Vice-Chair of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
What is your top policy priority for the sportsmen and women in your state?
To create policy that establishes an environment in Oregon that preserves our long-standing traditions of hunting and fishing for the next generation.
What is your most memorable outdoor (hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, or trapping) experience?
My fondest memory is watching our son reel in his first rainbow at the age of 14 months, and then catching his first trout limit the day before he turned three.
What is your favorite fish or game to pursue?
I love Kokanee fishing.
What hunting, fishing, shooting, trapping or other related organizations are you a member of?
Albany Rifle and Pistol Club
Have you received any awards or acknowledgements for your work on behalf of sportsmen and women?
“Legislator of the Year” award from The Oregon Outdoor Council in 2015
Your opinion counts
Recently, Virginia has proposed legislation that would make the punishment for poaching, in their state, a 1-5 year prison sentence through HB-449. Poaching undermines the social acceptance of hunters, jobs, recreation, local and state economies, and conservation efforts. How should poachers be punished?Vote Here
- By sentencing them to jail time. (33.33%)
- By giving them a cash fine. (18.18%)
- By banning their hunting and fishing privileges and their ability to buy the necessary licenses. (12.12%)
- By putting them on a probation period. (0.00%)
- There should be some discretion in the penalties depending on the motivations for the poaching incident. (36.36%)