Growing up in a military family, I know firsthand the issues our servicemen and women, their families and our veterans face. All too often, we forget that the sacrifices made by those who serve our country extend far beyond the battlefield and their time of service. As the son of a Vietnam War fighter pilot, and a member of the Military Affairs Council and Eagles, I am familiar with the unique obstacles many struggle with every day. As your state legislator, I will ensure veterans continue to receive the benefits and respect they have earned and been promised. They kept their promise to us, and we must keep ours to them. And to the active duty and reserve members of the military, I promise to provide you and your family with the support, recognition and respect you deserve. I will be that strong voice for our military and military families and retirees.