I’m a seventeen year resident of Arlington County and have spent more than twenty-five years in the Washington, D.C. area, including a year on Capitol Hill as a Congressional Fellow for the 100th Congress, where I was employed by the House Education subcommittee that provides oversight for federal programs for the handicapped.
In 1993 I received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Temple University with a specialization in American voting behavior. As a doctoral candidate I spent several years teaching Political Science and introductory statistics.
I am a long time Arlington civic activist and independent thinker. I have lobbied at the local, state and national level for legislation promoting an environmental agenda. I have also lobbied for fiscal restraint in managing both the Arlington County and Arlington Public Schools’ budgets.
I’ve run for Arlington County Board a number of times and School Board twice. I routinely speak on the issues relevant to Arlington residents before Arlington County Board and Arlington School Board.
I’ve been a member of the Arlington Coalition for Sensible Transportation (ACST) since 2006 and was appointed to the Arlington Transportation Commission in March, 2018.
I’m currently employed as a statistical programmer on a contract basis for the federal government.