I was born in Toledo in 1973, and graduated from Springfield High School – right around the corner from where I live today.
Like many young men graduating from high school, I enlisted in the Air Force looking for adventure, career, and a way to serve the country I love. The Air Force taught me practical skills like plumbing, which is what I did while stationed on bases in Alaska and North Dakota.
After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, I continued to work as a plumber for several years. I was also employed by a communications firm, working my way up from Data Entry Assistant to a Communications Engineer.
In 2008, my life changed when Barack Obama came into my front yard on a campaign stop. I asked him why he wanted to raise taxes, and he said that he wanted to “spread the wealth.” Since then, I have gained a national following as “Joe the Plumber” and now travel the country speaking and encouraging other everyday folks to get involved in the political process.
The views expressed in this blog are my personal views and they do not represent the views or opinions of Chrysler in any way.