Born in Autlân De Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico, brought to this country by parents when he was 13. Was enrolled on 7th grade. By 9th grade he had learned English well enough to take college prep. courses. In High School, played baseball and football. High School Student Body Vice- President and had earned enough credits to graduate as a Jr. Stayed 4th year to take more science courses. Met his future wife his first day of High School and was married on the sixth anniversary of their first date.
Decided to go to college at CSUF and stay close to home. At CSUF he was involved in student government and was elected Chief Justice of the Student Body Court. (Actually decided cases on student and professor discipline issues.) Attended McGeorge School of Law and again was involved in student organizations. Elected president of California Latino Law Student Association, was a tutor to underclassmen and an ambassador for the law school.
Today, married for over 30 years, two adult sons. Loves dogs and horses. Trying to finish his horse ranch. Interested in social justice and education of our youth.