I have been married for over 20 years to my awesome wife, Allison. Allison is a former DVUSD teacher and continues to enjoy teaching our children. Our four children attend school in the district. We have lived in the district since 2001.
I am running for Deer Valley Governing Board because I believe every child deserves the best chance to succeed and every parent has the right to decide what is best for their child. Like you, I have watched our country change almost daily. It is now too close to home. I am here to be a participant in the process. President Ronald Reagan once said, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." Our world is changing daily and our best hope for our country is a generation that knows how great America is, understands its past, and protects the freedoms many people have died defending.
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Tony is president/CEO of an aerospace manufacturing company. He has advanced degrees from the University of Arizona, (MA), WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University (MBA), and the University of Akron (MS). He has been involved in service to others for decades by serving as an executive director in Arizona state government, charter school board president, leukemia and lymphoma society board member, elected National Football League Former Players Board member, UA Black Alumni Association Board County Black Alumni, and small group leader in his church. He played football and baseball at the University of Arizona. He was a consensus first-team all-American, first-team All PAC-10 football player, and was inducted into the hall of fame in 2000. He played in the National Football League with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He coaches little league baseball and flag football in north Phoenix.
Politicians should have a servant's heart. They should listen intently to the voter and take action. They should be focused on the job they are elected to and not the next election for another office. I promise to listen, to make DVUSD a better district, and to put children and their parents at the forefront. Finally, I want our teachers to be appreciated. My wife was a school teacher in the district and I remember spending our own funds to cover classroom supplies. I remember watching her grade papers on weekends and preparing special plans for her kids, all while being a great mom and wife. I want the teachers of today who are training our kids for tomorrow to know they are performing one of the most critical and noble jobs in our society.