About Mike

Since I am not a politician and haven’t been in the public eye, I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you a little about me.

A native of Pensacola, Florida, I have resided full time in Los Angeles since 1977, and consider L.A. my hometown.

My association with the District, however, extends beyond my lifetime as I spent many summers here since 1954, visiting my grandmother and uncles in the house, here in El Sereno, where my grandparents moved in 1946, and where I have made my home since 1994.

From 1977 until 2007 I worked in the Title Insurance industry as a Title Searcher and Examiner. As of 2008 I have been semi-retired.

In 2000 I became involved in LA-32, our neighborhood council for the 90032 communities, and I assisted in its certification. Later I briefly served as a board member and chairman of the Land Use Committee.

I have been a dues paid member of the Libertarian Party of California, the state affiliate of the U.S. LP. Since 1989 I have served in various capacities as a local party officer, convention delegate and activist including as a candidate for public office (Assembly 1990, 1991, 1992; U.S. House 1996, 1998).

In addition to party work, I am active also in the larger libertarian movement, notably as a co-Founder and Senior Facilitator of the Karl Hess Club, a monthly independent libertarian supperclub, hosting after- dinner speakers in the Los Angeles area since 1994.

My associations include membership in the National Rifle Association, for twenty plus years, and in the Automobile Club of Southern California for 43 years. In 1976 I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism, majoring in Public Relations.

Endorsements of my candidacy in this contest include the Libertarian Party of California.