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Lived and worked in Los Alamos for 32 years

  • I am married to Naishing Key. We share our home with a young nephew, who graduated from Los Alamos High School and is now attending college.

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist 1986-2012

  • I am proud of the contributions we make to our national security at LANL. The people I've worked with will tell you that I am a hard worker and a team player. I took the early retirement ("VSP") offered in 2012, finishing some work after that as a guest scientist. I am now happy to have more free time available for family and community service.

Los Alamos County Councilor, 2013-present (elected 2012, re-elected 2016)

North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) Board Member, 2014-2016; Finance Subcommittee Chairman, Environmental Sustainability Subcommittee Co-Chair

North Central New Mexico Economic Development District (NCNMEDD) Board Member, 2017-present

Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commissioner, 2008-2012; Vice Chairman, 2008-2012

US Air Force veteran, 1976-79

President, Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security

  • LACACIS is a bi-partisan group that studies arms control and related issues. We have worked successfully with Senators Domenici, Bingaman, Heinrich and Udall in support of sound treaties and policies that increase our national security.

Education and Experience:

  • NM Edge “Certified County Commissioner” and “Certified Public Official” training completed, New Mexico State University
  • MS and PhD Physics, UCLA
  • MS Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • BA Aesthetic Studies, BS Chemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Award-winning CD Producer (2006 New Mexico Music Awards "Holy Ground," by the IHM Quartet) for the non-profit Sheehey Arts Foundation
  • Field Engineer for General Electric Medical Systems and Bendix Field Engineering