Family: Wife, Linda; children, Calvin, Andrew and Elizabeth; one grandson.
Residence: Yuba City.
Occupation: Glazier and owner of G & L Glass in Yuba City.
Hobbies, interests: Old cars, old trucks — I have been working on a 1952 GMC truck for years.
What is your goal for the new year? Survive the economy.
Where do you get your news? Appeal-Democrat and listen to Fox News and KFBK radio.
What brought you to the Yuba-Sutter area? My parents moved here from the Long Beach area when I was 16.
Favorite places to go to in the area? Lake Almanor.
What is your dream vacation? I would love to take a cruise to Alaska.
What is the closest you've been to a famous person? I met (Assemblyman) Dan Logue and Sen. (Tom) McClintock at a political function. I was able to ask Sen. McClintock a few questions that were on my mind — I had voted for him a couple of times, so it was cool I got to meet him.
What would you do with a million dollars? Pay off all my bills, invest in my grandchildren's education, make sure my wife had everything she needed. When you get to my age, it's not all about you, but what you can do for others.
Who has been a strong influence in your life? Vern Price was the most influential person in my professional career. He was kind of my mentor and took me under his wing.
Do you have a favorite memory you would like to share? Spending time with my dad when we moved up here — he and I moved here first, spending six months apart from my mother and brother before they could move here from Lakewood. It was like meeting my dad for the first time. When we moved up here it was just him and I — we did our laundry and our meals — working on a 10-acre parcel. He taught me a lot of things and skills on taking care of your house and property. What would you like to see different in the community? I wish we had a larger homeless shelter.
What is your pet peeve? People who have cruise control on their cars who don't use it.
What do you like about yourself? The passion I have for my friends. It doesn't matter if I don't see you for a week or six years, you're still my friend.