Senate 2003-2012 (District 48)
Party when first elected: Republican
Date of Birth:
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Wastewater Treatment Designer/Pastor
St. Francis High School; Secondary;
Metropolitan State University; Attended College; Environmental Policy, 2 years
Anoka-Ramsey Community College; Junior College/Community College; Business Administration, 2 years
Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois; College Graduate; General Bible Studies, 2 years
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
United States Army, Infantry;
1975 to 1976
East Bethel, Minnesota (City Mayor);
1998 to 2002
Four children: Joshua, Aubrey, Ariel, and Caleb
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: transportation, education, aviation issues, concealed carry.
He was raised on a farm in East Bethel, Minnesota.
He ran for Minnesota Governor in the 2010 election. He dropped out of the race in November 2009.
He ran unsuccessfully for the Republican party endorsement in Senate District 31 in the 2012 primary election. He lost the endorsement to Michelle Benson. He decided to run for county commissioner in Anoka county. However, he lost the primary.
Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.