House 2003-2010 (District 14A)
Party when first elected: Republican
St. Cloud Technical High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1973St. Cloud State University; B.A.; Physics Major, Math and Computer Science MinorAttended Graduate School; Transportation
Cathy Jo Pederson (married in 1975)
Two children: Nicole (daughter), Joshua (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He announced he would seek the Republican party endorsement to run for the United States Senate against Amy Klobuchar in the 2012 election.He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican Party endorsed candidate for Minnesota Secretary of State in the 2010 election. He lost to Mark Ritchie.He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican Party endorsed candidate for Minnesota Secretary of State in the 2014 election. He lost to Steve Simon.He ran unsuccessfully in Congressional District 19 (in Florida). He lost the primary to Byron Donalds.Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.