Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Steel Armadillo?

The Steel Armadillo is a small on-line retail business that I started in 2012. I specialize in selling after-market automotive parts for off-road vehicles. You can check it out at

Where do you stand on Concealed Carry Weapons?

I was issued my first Oregon C.C.W. permit in 1991, I believe that anyone with a clean criminal record and no mental issues should be allowed to carry a weapon concealed.

Why did you choose to run for Sheriff at this time?

I enlisted in The United States Air Force in 1980 after graduating from Hidden Valley High School in 1979, It was always my plan to return home after my military service and go to work in the Law Enforcement field, life took a different direction and I ended up working for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Phoenix, AZ.

I retired from MCSO in 2017 and returned home to Josephine County where my parents live with the desire to run for Sheriff and give back to the community that has done much for me and my family.

Josephine County needs a professional Law Enforcement Officer to run the Sheriff’s Office and help restore law and order in a county that has developed a rather savory reputation. We live in a great county, some people try to make us look lawless but those who live here know the truth.



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