Pete is serving his fourth term as the elected State Representative for House District 18, which includes downtown Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. In the Legislature, he served as Vice Chair of the Education Committee, on Local Government, Transportation and Environment and will be the Chair of House Judiciary Committee this session. He has been a vigorous advocate for restorative justice to reduce mass incarceration and improve criminal justice outcomes and to end the school to prison pipeline.    He  practiced law for over thirty years first with a firm and then as a sole practitioner with an emphasis on advising small businesses and criminal defense. He attended college at Ohio Wesleyan University, graduated from Akron Ohio Law School and attended the Wharton Business School.  He worked for two fortune 500 size corporations, including Holly Sugar locally.   Actively involved in the community, Pete has served on many non-profit boards in addition to Citizens Project,  including the NAACP, Community Prep School, both the Pikes Peak and Manitou Springs Restorative Justice Councils, School District 11 DAAC Budget Committee.  Pete and his wife Lynn have lived in Colorado Springs for forty years where they have raised three children and spend their leisure time hiking, skiing and exploring the Colorado mountains.