He was a public school student and graduated from Prince George High School. He joined Burrowsville Volunteer Fire Department as a cadet volunteer firefighter in high school as a way to serve his community and got his first look into politics and how the government operated.
After high school, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance at the University of South Carolina. After graduation, he lived in Baltimore City for 6 years and learned about the challenges cities face. Along with the innovation and opportunities Baltimore had to offer, he saw the extreme crime, poverty, and homelessness that put the community behind, especially children.
In 2018, he moved back home to his family’s farm in Prince George and learned the immense challenges that Virginia farmers face and the struggles associated with trying to launch a small business. He has a small business background in construction and finance and knows what it takes to run a successful business.
It was after getting settled back home that he saw some of the same crime, poverty, and homelessness that riddled Baltimore in his own community that career politicians had ignored. Having worked with many trades, Eric knows how to do more than just write bills that support career and technical education. Eric knows we must teach kids principles in finance and real estate. Eric knows that we must work together to find sensible solutions to the issues facing our community and he is prepared to be the citizen leader for the 13th Senate District that is sorely needed.
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Reduce taxes and advocate for small businesses and local commerce that support families and everyone in our community while competing with other cities for businesses to call home.
Promote safety in our communities and fight back against violent crime.
Advance Veteran Services and make our region a haven for our Veterans by reducing taxes for veterans.
Ensure proper and responsible resources are there for mental health in classrooms and the police force.
Equally, emphasize the value of career and technical education and earning college credits in high school.
Bolster Virginia's agriculture and find new ways to support existing farms, grow farming start-ups, as well as raise awareness of agriculture, food, and nutrition among students in school.
Engage kids in school to prepare them for the real world. Teach kids principles of finance and fundamentals in real estate.
Work to reduce the cost of living and healthcare for senior citizens. Reduce excessive medical expense and excessive taxes.
Emphasize the tourism opportunities focused on Virginia's abundant natural resources.