Why you should trust & honor me with your vote.
In my mind, before I could support someone I would need to know what that person supports and his/her character. Obviously, you can not know me fully from just reading what I purport to support. Therefore, when you review my history you will have a better sense of what I will do if you honor me with your support and most importantly your vote.
I was born at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, 71 years ago. I am a native son unlike many running for congress. Born and raised right here in the state of Florida. I, for one, truly appreciate how far our country has come in so many ways in its quest to live up to our constitution’s values.
As a young child, I attended Colbert Elementary School Hollywood, Florida. Then attended McNichol Middle School and objected to the separate but equal travesty that the democratic party in Florida supported. After that, I attended South Broward summer school, Florida.
Hard times hit so my family and I moved to Farmingdale, New York where I attended high school and graduated high school at 16 years old, and immediately after, I applied for college.
I was accepted at Adelphi Suffolk University. During my studies, I worked hard to be able to get myself through college and pay my tuition. My family already had a lot on their plate and with the scarce resources we had, I wanted to make sure I was able to help them in any way I can.
At 19 years old I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Adelphi Suffolk University majoring in Biology and Science.
An unexpected path.
Shortly after, my family and I had to move from Babylon to Stonybrook New York. During this time I developed back issues which, little did I know, would lead me to my life’s work. Due to my back issue and the relief I gained through Chiropractic treatment. I found a new path in life to walk toward. I was driven and determined to continue this new journey I found. So I worked multiple jobs at the same time to try and save money to be able to continue my studies and attend Palmer Chiropractic College, Davenport Iowa.
The times of war.
But as fate would have it, my Chiropractic education was put to a halt by the Vietnam War. I won the lottery so to speak and my number was chosen, number 46. So I decided to push through with this new challenge and attend officer candidate school. I was never able to attend officer candidate school because as soon as my previous spinal issues arose during my review, I was discharged. Nonetheless, I am a proud U.S. Army Veteran with all the benefits that go with serving our country.
After my time in the army, I returned to Hollywood, Florida to work for my Uncle, Cliff Storm, in his plumbing business aptly named Storm Plumbing company. He was an officer in the Green Berets and my best friend. He was the best man at my wedding years later. Uncle Cliff later became the president of the board of Rules and appeals for Broward county Florida. I can proudly say that none had a better uncle than I did.
I worked in his company as a laborer, learning the plumbing trade, digging trenches, and doing drain field restoration. I worked for him off and on during my younger years. If you know what it is to do honest, hard, physical labor, then I can relate.
Continuing my halted journey.
With a loan from my Uncle Cliff, I returned to Davenport to resume my studies. I worked full time throughout my education and graduated in the Top one-fourth of my class. Prior to my graduation, I was offered a position to teach pathology and technique as a member of the Palmer College of Chiropractic. It was a great and highly appreciated honor. I then attended Physical Therapy training in California prior to returning back to Florida.
In 1973, I passed the National and State boards in Florida and started my practice. As soon as I graduated and went into my Chiropractic practice, I paid my uncle back the full amount he lent me and thanked him for the trust and belief he had in me to be able to continue my studies and profession.
I lived and practiced in Ft. Lauderdale for the next 30 years. I am now retired and proud to say our office administered over 16,000 patients prior to my retirement.
My Mom and Dad moved to Hollywood FL. from Brooklyn New York to settle in Hollywood in 1946. My father was involved in the local masonic lodge. My mom was involved in helping to support the State of Israel. She was the President of the South Florida chapter of Hadassah. Both of my parents are deceased. My family is a mixed family religiously, as we celebrate and enjoy both Christmas and Hanukkah. We have two sons. Both live and work in the Fort Lauderdale area. Adam my oldest is a member of the Florida bar and he is a practicing attorney associated with the very prestigious law firm the ” Ticktin law Group”. My youngest son is in the process of becoming a Chiropractor.
He has to complete his national boards this year. Currently, he works in construction. Both of our sons graduated from Westminster Academy and then on scholarship to Florida State University.
My wife Karen was born in Kentucky but like many here raised in Ft. Lauderdale. Currently, she is a homemaker. Karen started as a flight attendant in 1978 and worked until Eastern was no more.
Charities, organizations, and causes I support.
- Wounded Warriors
- NRA (National Rifle Association)
- Ducks Unlimited
- Magan David Adom
- Tunnels to Towers, VA
- Habitat for Humanity
- RNC (Republican National Convention)
- Make America Great Again (MAGA)
- Prager U
- Congressmen: Jim Jordan, Devin Nunez, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Palmer College
- Hillsdale College
- Ft. Lauderdale Navy League
- Veterans Foreign Wars (VFW)
- Westminster Academy