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Hi I'm Charles

I am finishing up law school. I love hunting, fishing and football. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have an affinity for politics, the law, and sports. I enjoy hunting and outdoor recreation, but I also enjoy ingesting a good scholarly book or lecture. I have a Bachelor's of Arts decree in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate degree. I am more vocal about politics then I am involved in politics, but I love to discuss current events and to debate policy positions. My family is the most important aspect of my life, and I find it exhilarating to watch my children learn and grow. My wife is the love of my life and I do not know where I would be without her.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a testimony that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints contains the proper doctrine and authority necessary to enable an individual to obtain the knowledge and ordinances requisite to fulfill the will of our Father in Heaven during this life. My testimony, the things I know, are a part of me, and were obtained through a witness of the Holy Spirit. There is an eternal right and wrong, and there is eternal truth. In my life I have seen the changes that take place within individuals as they learn and accept eternal truth and pattern their lives after the will of the Father, and the example of his Son, Jesus Christ. I have experienced some of these changes myself, and have become aware of the cleansing reality of the atonement, and the freeing effect of obedience. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides an opportunity for families to be together forever. Families are the central unit of society, and the central unit of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Church. My membership encourages me to be the kind of husband, father, and professional that I want to be, and provides me with the knowledge and tools to accomplish my goals.

How I live my faith

I cannot separate my faith from who I am or how I interact with or react to others or situations. My faith affects all aspects of my life. As a lawyer, my faith regulates my conduct towards others, and prevents me from participating in the ugly part of law. While I am required to be adversarial and concentrated in litigation in law school, my faith prevents me from becoming insulting or degrading. Additionally, where appropriate, my faith helps me to counsel with my clients. My faith also directs the way I interact with my family. I try to treat my wife and children with the same love and respect that Jesus Christ had for his disciples and each of us. My wife is my equal partner and together we work to secure for each and our children eternal blessings and stability. I also have opportunities to serve in the church organization. I have taught classes for small children, adults, new members, and the youth. I have served as a leader of church organizations, and I have sat in counsel with church leaders in directing the affairs of the church in my area. From Nov. 2001- Nov. 2003 a served a mission for my church proselyting and serving communities in the Hartford Connecticut Mission which included most of Connecticut and the Western half of Rhode Island.