I was born in New Orleans on Thursday, November 1952. My mother was a homemaker, her French maiden name was Webre, and she was born in Thibodaux. I am not sure about my maternal grandmother (surname = Levert) and grandfather and their specific area of origin, but probably from somewhere in France. My father was born in New Orleans, worked and retired from the US Post Office. My paternal grandfather and grandmother (maiden name was Beale) were from the Alsace Lorraine region in Europe. They left Europe because he/they refused to fight in World War 1.
I grew up in the lower Ninth Ward and attended both Catholic and private grammar schools and graduated from Holy Cross in 1970. In my free time I played football, baseball, basketball during the seasons and tried to get better at bowling. I attended both Loyola and UNO, but problems at home and with my father resulted with me joining the Marine Corps in 1973. I was a Radio Battalion Marine, stationed at Camp Geiger, N.C. and I had a Top Secret Clearance (I was actually a radio/elint intercept operator working under the NSA) and served on active duty for four years.
I have been married and divorced twice. After the first divorce I joined the Louisiana Air National Guard in 1980 so that I would not trek back to Europe and become a wandering American. I spent 18 years in the Air National Guard, 8 years enlisted as a Ground Radio Technician, a Tech Sargent and Team Chief and 10 years as a Communication Officer, Mobility Officer, Disaster Preparedness Officer and Total Quality Manager. During this time I traveled to Europe an additional 3 times and have been to all countries in Europe except Sweden, Norway and Italy.
After returning from activity duty in Europe with the Guard in 1984, I decided to return to college and graduated from UNO in 1987 with a General Studies Degree and after working full time with the Air National Guard, I decided to get a technical degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1992. I also have attended and graduated from numerous technical training courses while in the Air National Guard and retired in 1999. I have worked for LSU (Dept of Chemistry), KTek Corporation in Prairieville, and currently working for Automation Control Company in Baton Rouge as an Electronic Technician, repairing, installing, servicing AC and DC drives and motor control centers.
It is because of my specific, independent, national policies/proposals and a specific method of accomplishing these national proposals (the 2nd Part) that creaed the unusual decision for me to run for the 6th Congressional District from Louisiana as an independent candidate since the Democrats and Republicans, will not represent, and can not support the Middle Class citizens of the US.The proposals that I a have listed on this website will greatly benefit the Middle Class,since I am part of the Middle Class and these proposal have been written not only to help the Middle Class but also to help me. Congress is broken, ineffective, disfunctional and needs help and I think the proposals listed here, will help Congress become move efficient, effective and provide better economic policies, fairness and security for all Middle Class Americans.
JAN 90 TO JULY 92 LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY, Ruston, Louisiana
BS Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology (EET). Area of study included analog and digital design application courses with calculation that employed trigonometry and algebra rather than calculus.
Computer-Communications Maintenance Officer - AFSC 33S3 (4945B). Area of study was the technical management of resources and personnel and the maintenance of computer/communications equipment.
MAR 89 TO JULY 89 KESSLER AIR FORCE BASE, Biloxi, Mississippi
SEPT 84 TO AUG 87 UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS, New Orleans, Louisiana
BA Degree in General Studies, Minor: History. Coursework included 15 hrs of study in Calculus and 12 hrs of study in Business Management.