Occupation: Farmer, small businessman, state senator
How would you describe your personality? I’m a proud Central Valley man through and through. I grew up in the Central Valley and I’m just like everyone else here. I believe in hard work, helping my friends and neighbors, and doing the right thing.
What traits do you find appealing in a partner? Compatibility and honesty.
What was your most memorable date? The date Ronald Reagan was elected president of the United States.
What are your hobbies? My hobbies are being out in my Senate district, which includes Fresno County, Kings County, Tulare County and Kern County. I love meeting with my constituents and attending community events.
What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done? Running for office is by far the most adventurous thing I’ve ever done!
What is on the very top of your bucket list? Continuing to fight to improve the lives of the hardworking men and women and their families in the Central Valley.
Favorite Netflix series to binge watch: I enjoy watching old Westerns, but I prefer a live ball game over a show or movie.
What’s your go-to karaoke song? Any song that I’m not singing.
Who was your childhood crush? One of my teachers – no I won’t name her.
My last meal would be: Steak and potatoes.
What are your pet peeves? People who are so partisan in their politics that they don’t work together to solve problems.
A fact about me that surprises people is: I was the Easter Bunny at Sequoia Mall in Visalia for a couple of years during high school.
If my money didn’t matter, my dream job would be: Money certainly isn’t everything. I love being a farmer and a small-businessman. I take lot of pride in knowing that I employ people in the Central Valley and that the food we grow in the valley feeds people around the world.
If I could go back in time and give my younger self a piece of advice, it would be: Always do the right thing and you’ll never have anything to regret.
What is your favorite cheesy pickup line? Would you like to go out for pizza?