House 2003-2012 (District 66A); House 2013-2020 (District 66B)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Holy Name Seminary, Wisconsin; Secondary; Junior and Senior Years, Priest StudiesOsseo High School; Secondary; Freshman and Sophmore YearsSt. Louis University; B.A.; Philosophy and PsychologyHamline University School of Law; J.D.; 1998
Tina Marie (divorced around 2004); Melissa Reed (married September 2012)
Three children: Alice, Eleanor, Eilah (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsement for the Minnesota Senate in the 2011 special election primary. He lost the endorsement to Mary Jo McGuire.In 2018, he ran for attorney general, but he withdrew from the race.In 2020, he won DFL endorsement for re-election but lost the primary.He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Minnesota National Guard and was called to inactive duty training at Camp Ripley in 2014 at the end of the legislative session. He was sent back to St. Paul after one day to fulfil his duties as a legislator (Star Tribune, May 24, 2014).Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.