Those who have served our country deserve our utmost gratitude and respect. They have dedicated years of their lives and, in many cases, sacrificed much more to keep us safe in the country we love. My father was a WWII Navy veteran and my brothers and uncles all served their country in the U.S. Army.  I will make every effort to ensure our veterans get the support and services they have earned in protecting our country.  This is an issue I care deeply about.  At the state level, we have been able to pass some good, practical legislation to support our former servicemen and women that I will always honor and respect