Councilmember Stearns has been a resident of the city for 50 years. He is widowed after having been married 46 years and is the father of 6 children.
Mr. Stearns retired from the US Air Force after 22 years. He also retired from two Defense contractors: Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Integrated Solutions for Systems (IS4S).
Mr. Stearns earned an AA degree in Computer Science for Scientific Data Reduction as well as an AAS degree in Electronic Engineering Technology.
Mr. Stearns served as Councilmember and Mayor-Pro-Tem for 24 years.