A dedicated public servant, Mike served our country since 1988 as a Member of the United States Marshals Service within the U.S. Department of Justice. He started his career as a Deputy U.S. Marshal in the Southern District in Florida where he would serve as Deputy-in-Charge of the security detail of former dictator Manuel Noriega during his pre-trial hearings. Mike returned to Pennsylvania in 1990 as a Deputy U.S. Marshal in the Middle District. During these years, he was known for his integrity, intelligence and attention to detail, qualities that will serve him well as our State Representative. In 2002, Mike was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate to be the U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. During his tenure, his office increased felony fugitive arrests by 300% and received the highest audit program review score of any district. This review looked at all aspects of operations including financial, management and investigative practices. He is now running for State Representative to use his leadership skills and experience balancing budgets and controlling costs to protect local taxpayers, reform state government and create a positive environment for local job creators.
In 2011, Mike became the Deputy Inspector General of Pennsylvania. The mission of this important office is to prevent, investigate and eradicate waste, fraud and abuse in state agencies and the Department of Public Welfare. During his service here, he saw firsthand how government can and needs to become more efficient and effective. It is Mike’s lifetime of experience that will help him bring fiscal sanity to Harrisburg – to control spending, ensure our tax dollars are being spent wisely and make our Commonwealth more competitive in order to retain and attract new jobs.
Throughout his professional career and personal life, Mike has been dedicated to service – be it to our country or to our local community. In recognition of his service, Mike received the Public Service Excellence Award from the City of Harrisburg. Mike and his wife Fran are raising their four children, Shea, Brooke, Ty and Chase in Carroll Township where they attend local schools in the Northern York School District. Over the years, Mike has always found time to share countless hours with his children and other children in the region as a wrestling and football coach and Dillsburg Area Soccer coach. Mike will never forget where he comes from or who he represents – the hard working men and women whose tax dollars fund state government.
A strong fiscal conservative, Mike shares our belief that government must live within its means, just like local residents are doing every day in their homes and small businesses. As our State Representative, he will use his experience and proven abilities to change the way state government does business by putting taxpayers first again.
Most importantly, Mike will always ensure our local Pro-Life, Pro-Family and strong Second Amendment values are represented in Harrisburg…the values he learned growing up right here in Central Pennsylvania and in the service of our country.