I joined Researve Officer Training Corps Detachment 195 as a Cadet. This step was taken in furtherance of the goal. After initial examination of my medical records,
however, I was denied the first time because of being on psychotropic drugs in the past. I also thought that the eye condition
was a reaction to stress and having not slept the night before the first exam. I was granted another chance when the Commandant
of Cadets at the ROTC unit wrote a reccommendation. The record was also cleared of any mention of the prior medical treatment.
However, when I took the second exam the eye condition was confirmed and I was denied enlistment. If I had been allowed to
enlist I would have wanted to be a personnel specialist. I finished up the year as a cadet and then began life as a
While I was a cadet I held three corps positions:
publications representative, supply representative, and military ball representative. I also joined Arnold Air Society and
Mach 4, two student organizations. In Arnold Air Society I attained the rank of Cadet First Lieutenant and was the Public Affairs Officer for the Scobee Squadron. As a civilian I plan to start a local chapter of Silver Wings.
I was a special student in the ROTC unit
through Spring 2003 and still do a great deal for the Air Force. I assist the ROTC unit during orientation and the recruiters
during the air show. As a reward for this I earned a Certificate of Appreciation from Air Force Recruiting Service. I have taken care of the eye condition and might qualify to enter the Air Force.
My first experience came as an intern in the Chicago office of U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin. In this capacity I sorted mail, worked with constituent case files, and assisted the staff. I worked closely
with the Press secretary, chiefly organizing press clips, and the veterans affairs staffer.
Next step was to work
for a campaign. I volunteered for Paul Vallas for Governor in 2000. I maintained the fundraising database. I did not volunteer
at all in 2002, however, I volunterred for two campaigns in 2004. First, I volunteerd for John Edwards for President and Dan Hynes for U.S. Senate
. I traveled to Davenport, IA and Milwaukee, WI to volunteer for Edwards. I volunteered for John Kerry for a short time but stopped because I did not believe in Mr. Kerry or the Democrat platform.
Despite volunteering for all these Democrats
in the past I am a conservative. My plan in 2008 is to be attending school in South Carolina and volunteering for the
reelection campaign of U.S. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham. I would also consider working for State Senator Dan Rutherofrd when he runs for reelection in 2008 or in 2006 if he decided to run for Secretary of State.
I am volunteering for the Cook County Republican Party as well as in the 43rd/32nd Ward Republican Office.
I have contributed to the
National Republican Congressional Committee, and John Edwards for President.
I am a member of the DePaul College Republicans.
I am a moderate conservative with a strong independent streak. This leads
me to believe that every life is sacred, the family is the foundation of society, homeland and national security are paramount,
and that common sense gun control measures can be taken with out infringing on the rights of law abiding citizens. More
What I believe
- Every life is sacred. Abortion on demand should be made illegal. I allow for three exceptions: rape, incest,
life.helth of the mother. To facilitate the pro-life position adoption programms should be strgthened.
- Homeland and national
security are paramount concerns. Enforcing our immigration laws, building a strong military, and preservig and protecting
our civil rights provides the base for a strong and secure nation.
- Economic prosperity
is central to an ownership society. In furuerance of this we need to to have fair trade that incorporates human rights, environmental
standards and minimum wage requirements so our companies can compete if they invest in America. Fair competition would promote
companies to stay here and hire American workers.
- Common sense measures like
background checks and trigger locks can preserve the rights of citizen to own firearms, protect the gun manufacturers from
lawsuits, and safeguard our children from gun-related accidents.
- The family is the foundation
of a strong society, therefore marriage needs to be protected.
David Price (4th District)
Lindsey O. Graham
James W. DeMint
James E. Clyburn (6th district)
William H. Frist
Johnathan J. Duncan (2nd district)
John W. Warner
Thelma D. Drake (2nd district)
Virgil H. Goode (5th district)
Governor Rod R. Blagojevich
Senator John Cullerton (6th District)
Representative John Fritchey (11th District)
Governor Michael F. Easley
Senator Eleanor G. Kinnaird (23rd district)
Representative Verla C. Insko (56th district)
Governor Mark Sanford
Senator John E. Courson (20th district)
Representative James E. Smith (72nd district)
Governor Phil Bredesen
Senator Tim Burchett (7th district)
Representative Joseph E. Armstrong (15th district)
Governor Mark Warner
Senator Frank W. Wagner (7th district)
Senator R. Creigh Deeds (25th district)
Delegate Robert Tata (58th district)
Mitchell Van Yahres (57th district)
President John Stroger
Commissioner Mike Quigley (10th District)
North Carolina: Orange
Chairman Moses Carey, Jr.
South Carolina: Richland
Chairman Scott Moore
Mayor Richard Daley
Alderman Ted Matlak (32nd ward)
North Carolina: Chapel Hill
South Carolina: Columbia
Councilman Hamilton Osborne (4th district)
Mayor Bill Haslam
Virginia: Virginia Beach
I am a Republican Because...
strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person's dignity, freedom, ability, and responsibility must
I believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all regardless of race, creed, sex,
age, or disability.
I believe free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity,
economic growth and prosperity.
I believe government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep
more of the money they earn.
I believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical
functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations and that the best government is the one which governs
I beleive the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.
believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the
challenges of changing times.
I believe Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working
to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.
Finally, I believe the Republican Party is the best
vehicle for translating these ideas into positive and successful principles of government.
I do not choose to be a common man.
It is my right to be uncommon.
If I can seek opportunity, not security,
I want to take the calculated risk to dream and
build, to fail and to succeed.
I refused to barter incentive for dole.
I prefer the challenges of life to
guaranteed security, the thrill of fulfillment
to the state of calm utopia.
I will not trade freedom for beneficence,
nor my dignity for a handout.
I will never cower before any master,
save my God.
It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and
unafraid. To think and act for myself, enjoy the
benefit of my creations; to face the whole world
boldly and say, "I am a free American."