When Barack Obama was elected president, Doc knew it was time for him to step up and fight the rising tide of socialism in America. He founded not one, not two, but FIVE TEA Party groups that went on to change the way politics is done in East Texas. He has been a delegate to every single Republican Party State Convention since 2010 where he fought to make sure that keeping the Holy Bible in schools was part of the GOP Platform.
During the 2016 Presidential Election he trekked his way up to Iowa and fought to help win the Iowa caucuses for Senator Ted Cruz. When Senator Cruz dropped out he fought even harder to get President Trump elected, serving as a delegate for him to the RNC and co-chairing the Texas Mighty Strike Force, a group of 16 Texans who went to Wisconsin the last week of the general election and successfully flipped it red.
Doc has won countless awards for his dedication to the conservative cause, including being named a Texas Conservative Leader by Empower Texans in 2016, the Volunteer of the Year for Texas State Senate District 2 in 2017, and the Champion of Freedom for Grassroots America We The People in 2019.
He’s running for Texas House to take the energy and fighting spirit of the conservative grassroots to Austin.
Since he moved to Edom 30 years ago Doc has been a pillar of his community. He spearheaded the efforts to reclaim an old schoolhouse from Van ISD and turn it into a beloved park and community center enjoyed by thousands every year.
When Edom’s fire department desperately needed $28,000 for a new fire-engine Doc put on a charity auction and far out-raised the needful, netting over $42,000 for the department and helping them expand to four times their original size.
Doc is not only a financial supporter of Edom’s Fire Department but is an active firefighter and first responder as well. He was awarded the 2018 Firefighter of the Year.
He’s also helped bring cultural life back to Edom when he founded its Chamber of Commerce in order to revive the Edom Art Festival. Today it’s recognized as one of the best juried art festivals in the state and is the pride of the community.
For all of this and so much more Doc was awarded the Leader of the Year award from the City of Edom in 2010.
Doc is a passionate veterinarian, graduate of Texas A&M University, that has served his community for decades, providing much needed medical care to thousands of animals that serve as companions and work animals to the residents of East Texas.
He is also a dedicated family-man with 3 daughters. His eldest, Jennifer, was Junior and Senior class president of Texas A&M University and has had a distinguished career with the Chambers of Commerce in Charleston, S.C., Nashville, TN., Houston, and Dallas. His middle daughter is a practicing registered dental hygienist who also teaches dental hygiene at Tyler Junior College. His youngest daughter is a graduate veterinarian and has now taken over his very busy veterinary practice in Edom. He and his wife of 50 years, Ann, attend church at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler.