Originally from Winchester, Virginia, Buddy studied at Virginia Tech and worked for years in computer electronics retail management. He was brought to the Richmond area when he was hired by J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College in 1996 and then Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2007, working as a senior technician and information technology (IT) manager.
He became politically aware and active during George W. Bush’s second presidential campaign, thinking to himself that it would always bother him if John Kerry won the race, and he hadn’t worked against it. His political efforts increased with the advent of the TEA Party and the fight against Obamacare.
Buddy identifies as Republican and is a strong advocate for conservative unity. He is active with the Goochland TEA Party working over the last few years on the leadership team in the role of Secretary. He currently serves as Chairman of the Goochland TEA Party.
Outside of politics, Buddy’s interests range from science, history, and religion to woodworking, homemade wine, and homemade hot sauces. He often volunteers with CAT Theatre in Richmond as a sound designer.
He came to Goochland in 2003 and lives in Gum Spring with his wife, Colleen, and their two dogs, Minnie and Deco.
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