Senate 1993-2002 (District 29); Senate 2003-2010 (District 28)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Dakota, Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona
Eisenhower High School; Secondary; Eastern Illinois University; Attended College; Red Wing Technical College; Vocational-Technical School;
Robin (no longer listed in 1999); Divorced; Brea (married in March 2007)
Two children: Nik and Matt (sons with Robin)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: environment, education, jobs, agriculture, transportation, energy policy, economic development, health care, veteran's issues.He grew up in Decatur, Illinois. He moved to Minnesota in 1980.Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.