I grew up on a pig farm in Southern Alabama. My home had no insulation, no running water, an outhouse in the back, and a well on the side.
When my grandmother asked me to help her in the garden, I didn’t realize at the time that it was for our survival. But despite all of that, I was never told I was a victim. And because I never viewed myself as a victim, I went on to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves, became the first in my family to graduate from college, worked in the financial industry, became an adjunct professor of corporate finance, and authored my book “Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: Being Black and Conservative in America.”
But this same America that provided me the opportunity to live my American Dream is being threatened by some truly despotic individuals.
I never planned on running for political office. It was never on my bucket list. But I got tired of sitting on the sidelines while this country I loved was being torn apart at the seams.
So I jumped in with both feet, hit the ground running, and haven’t stopped since. I’ve traveled 1,500 miles a week, crisscrossing the state of Pennsylvania, listening to voters’ thoughts and concerns.