• Married: 56 years to Isela Aguilar; Gadsden ’62; Public School Teacher/Counselor
  • Three children
    • Christian, Lt. Col., USAF (retired)
    • Carla, Doctor of Optometry
    • Carlos, Chemical Engineer
  • Six grandchildren
  • Residence: Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005
  • Contact: 915-479-3337 (C); 915-479-0137 (C) ;;


  • A., Biology major/Chemistry minor, WNMU
  • A., School Administration, WNMU
  • Course work in chemical engineering
  • Post graduate work in school administration

Career/Work Experience

  • Public school educator in New Mexico and Texas 37 years
  • Credentialed for teaching composite science and math
  • Science/math teacher 11 years: middle and high school levels
  • School administrator 26 years: assistant principal (middle and high school) 7 years; principal (elementary and middle schools) 18 years; district at-risk coordinator 1 year
  • Part-time instructor at La Tuna Federal Prison.
  • Public school bus driver 7 years
  • Small business owner for over 40 years.  Still active
  • Past owner-operator for a local U-Haul dealership

Community Service (Past and Present)

  • Governing Council Member, Secretary and Chairman of Anthony Charter School
  • Founding/current member and past president of Las Cruces Civitan Club
  • Official member of the National Day of Prayer (NDP) Task Force
  • Executive Director of Organizational Administration of New Iberian Mission Association
  • Past board member and vice-president of Los Amigos de San Antonio Federal Credit Union, Anthony, NM
  • Past board member and vice-president of Tierra del Sol of Las Cruces, NM, a non-profit, self-help housing corporation
  • Past member and president of Sun-Up Optimist Club in Canutillo, Texas
  • Founder and coach of Canutillo Youth Baseball League in Canutillo, Texas
  • Coach in McDonald’s Basketball League in El Paso, Texas

Organizations (Past and Present, Excluding Former Affiliations for Professional Educators) 

  • New Mexico Business Coalition
  • Farm Bureau
  • Family Policy Alliance
  • NRA and Gun Owners of America
  • Heritage Foundation
  • Member, Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association
  • Member, Oath Keepers

Religious Affiliation

  • Christian