House 1979-82 (District 29A); House 1983-86 (District 24A); Senate 1990 (District 24)
Party when first elected: Independent Republican
Blue Earth, Nicollet, Waseca
Date of Birth:
Albert Lea, Minnesota
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Moving Consultant, Piepho Moving and Storage
Rochester Lourdes High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1971
Rochester Community College; A.A.;
St. Thomas College; B.A.; Political Science
Minnesota State University, Mankato; M.S.; Public Administration
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota Department of Transportation (Rochester, Minnesota Regional Office);
1992 to 1994
Skyline, Minnesota (City Mayor);
1995 to 1997
Blue Earth County, Minnesota (County Commissioner);
2009 to 20??
Single (when first elected); Shirley (first listed in 1985)
Two children: Marcus (while he was in the Senate) and Elizabeth (born after he left office)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He moved to Mankato, Minnesota in 1975.
He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota Senate in the 2006 election.
He ran unsuccessfully as the Independent Republican party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1986 election. His opponent, John W. Dorn, defeated him by 68 votes so an automatic recount occurred. The recount confirmed that John W. Dorn had won.
He ran unsuccessfully for the Independent Republican party endorsment for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1974 election.
Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1979-80.