As an FBI agent, state trooper, police officer, school board member, and foster child, I believe that I am uniquely qualified to represent the citizens of this district.
I will actively work on the issues that we face to strengthen the future of Texas.
I have served the people of this district for 28 years, and call the Panhandle and all of West Texas home.
Prior to graduating from Montclair State University with a BA degree in Communication, Tim began his law enforcement career with the Little Falls Police Department, following in his father’s footsteps, and those of his grandfather and great-grandfather, who were both NYPD detectives. He served as a New Jersey State Trooper for three years in Sussex County. Tim was accepted into the FBI Academy in December 1985 and was assigned to the Dallas Division upon graduation. After two months in Dallas, he was transferred to the Amarillo Resident Agency for an 18-month assignment that turned into 19 years.
Tim’s children all attended Canyon Schools, and Tim was elected and served for eight years on the Canyon School Board. During his 19 years in the Panhandle, he was actively involved in the community, serving on the Potter-Randall County Child Protective Service board, the Amarillo Zoo Friends Board, was a Big Brother, taught classes at the Clements Unit of TDCJ, and co-founded Amarillo Area CASA.
Tim was promoted and transferred to West Virginia in 2005, as a supervisory special agent. He was promoted again and became Unit Chief in 2007, overseeing the National Data Exchange (N-DEx) and Law Enforcement Online (LEO). Beginning in 2001, Tim had numerous diplomatic assignments to Iraq, Pakistan, Indonesia, South Africa, Botswana, Peru, Chile, and Brazil. He retired in 2011 after a 26-year career and began a study for law enforcement on the rising rate of ambush assaults on police officers. In 2013 he returned to Amarillo as the director of school safety, teacher, assistant dean of students, and coach at Ascension Academy. Presently, Tim is the Director of Athletics and Campus Safety and teacher.
In his personal time, Tim enjoys many outdoor activities. Running is his favorite past-time and has competed in many marathons, half-marathons, and 10Ks. He enjoys a good hike and playing softball with the Amarillo Senior Softball League.