My name is John M. Valdez. I am 40 years old married 15 years with two children. My son who is Autistic is 14 my daughter is 9. I have a BA in both Philosophy and Theatre. I have some MA work in both Philosophy and Special Education. I am currently trying to finish my MA in Special Education with a focus on Autism. I consider myself an independent. I am conservative regarding finances, crime and government. I am very liberal considering social issues. In short I think government should stay our of or lives as much as possible. I am a supporter of gay marriage.