Candidate for the 78th California Assembly District

Eric is married and has two boys. He grew up in small town USA in Silver City, NM and is the middle of five children from a single mother. He knew from an early age that hard work would pave the way for something greater. His calling to protect and serve his country came early at the age of 14, in doing so, he enlisted in the Navy at 17 and after graduating from high school he left and served for over 22 years, retiring in sunny San Diego, California.

He volunteered in the community: was a member of the PTA at the local and county level serving as President, Executive Vice President; served on school site/district parent advisory committees as Chairman, 1st Vice Chair, that ensured the spending of Title 1 funding; member of the LCAP/LCFF implementation committee, ensuring the budgetary outcomes matched the plan of expenditures.

During this time and after retirement, he challenged himself in attending college, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and completed some graduate work in Public Policy.

He is the podcast creator of the internationally listened to show, The American Veteran Made Right. Eric is now setting his sights on continuing his service to the community with the decision to enter the race for California’s 78th Assembly District seat.

Paid for by Gonzales for Assembly 2022, FPPC ID# 1446752.