House 1979-82 (District 27B); House 1983-86 (District 29A)
Party when first elected: Independent Republican
Mankato State University; B.S.; Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, 1976University of Florida, Law School; Attended Law School; Dropped Out, 1977
Lea (when first elected, divorced in 1985); Susan (Sue) Chesley (married in November 1986)
One child: John Thomas (J.T.) (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He sought the Independent Republican endorsement for Governor of Minnesota in the 1982 and 1986 elections. He lost the 1986 endorsement to Cal Ludeman.