I have lived in Rochester for 15 years with my wife Marguerite Robinson who works in bioethics. We have five wonderful children ranging in ages from five to fourteen. They were born here and attend Rochester Catholic Schools.
I have been active with the Rochester and Olmsted County Republican events, including running caucuses and assisting with state conventions for several years. I have been active in the Knights of Columbus fraternal organization.
I have engaged so many different communities in Rochester and find the people here diverse, unique and wonderful.
Serving my country is part of my family history and heritage. After witnessing the turbulent and divisive political landscape of the past several years, I decided to run for office. I seek to be a representative who will serve you by:
I have been a small business owner developing new technologies in the medical and power distribution fields. My primary focus is electronics design, evaluation, troubleshooting, and producibility.
As medical technologies are involved, I have been extensively engaged in quality assurance (QA) and in working with ISO13485 companies to maintain high levels of consistent quality and performance. I understand that details matter. Making sure everyone working with me are all on the same page is a strength.
Before owning R3D Solutions, I worked for New Mexico State University's Physical Science Laboratory. I was chosen by the U.S. Army to supervise the deployment of a system to suppress Improvised Explosive Devices(IDEs) in Iraq. I worked directly with the II-MEF and theater commands to train system use, tactics, and techniques for our soldiers. I have engaged in high stress, high cost leadership where if you don't get things correct, someone dies.
I have personally engaged in post-blast analyses seeing the results of someone getting around our defenses and the tolls on my soldier-students' lives. Specifically, at high levels of commands and high quality people, learning to absorb everything going on around you, and being conducive to mutual creative thinking, allows for creation of something better than the pieces. We can think as a group and come up with solutions better than any one individual could have seen. Two heads are better than one. This is a hallmark of a truly effective leadership. The result is more important than anyone in the building.
With my undergraduate degree in Mathematics, and multiple years studying mathematics at the graduate level, I have a broad background with highly technical and diverse areas of our society including, epidemiology, education, military combat, refrigeration, and welding.
During my graduate school years, I had the opportunity to help students and their parents succeed. In one particular course, I helped a group of middle school students learn some science. The class was a special needs class and as such the group wasn't particularly aggressive about learning. We used a new technique to try and allow students to consider why hands and other joints are the way they are. Instead of telling the students what the "correct" answer was, we allowed them tools, such as scales, and allowed them to come up with hypotheses on their own. They started engaging the process, challenging themselves in ways they never could have anticipated. With careful guidance, I watched as the class fully engaged. The students were so enthusiastic that they went to their parents. The parents were so moved they went to the school board to demand more of the same. The Las Cruces, NM school board passed a resolution to make that class a permanent part of their curriculum.
Over and over, the lesson is the same. Good ideas and collaboration lead to great things. I believe this is true of learning, education, government, and the world in general.
Together we can do great things.
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