American Republican politician who served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 2001 to 2011.
He studied Industrial Technology at Southern Illinois University and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1978 to 1982.
After his stint in politics, he began working with the consulting firm McGuireWoods in 2011.
He married Jody Springston and they had four children together.
He served on the board of Rightchange.com, a conservative website that endorsed John McCain for the presidency in 2008.