Leadership for a Change
Like many Oregonians Steven (though his friends call him Cody and he invites you to do the same) grew up in Hawaii. He moved to Portland when he was 18; in 1997 he enlisted in the infantry and served with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell Kentucky. After earning an appointment to West Point and graduating with a degree in Information Systems he served as an officer before an injury cut his military career short.
The leadership skills that Cody developed as an officer translated well to starting and running a business. As an entrepreneur he has experienced the demands of running a business, the struggle in keeping it afloat, and the heartbreak of its failure.
Cody has spent his life in service to others. As a soldier, a Big Brother, a volunteer teacher, and as a candidate he has demonstrated a commitment to helping others, often at a great personal cost. He has willingly put others before himself in an effort to affect meaningful change in the world.
Cody would be honored to serve as your Representative in the United States Congress!
Those soldiers that perish on the battlefield are only the most visible casualties of war. From homelessness to suicide, many veterans are struggling to reintegrate. With the military drawing down its forces our Veterans Services are becoming overwhelmed. We as a nation need to take immediate and decisive action to provide the support that our veterans so desperately need.