Senate 2003-2012 (District 27); Senate 2013-2020 (District 27)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Mower, Steele
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Reported Minority: None Reported
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Occupation (when first elected):
Austin High School, Minnesota; Secondary; Graduate, late 1980s
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Attended College; A Few Classes Away from a Degree
St. Cloud State University; Attended College;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota Clean Water Council;
09/2011 to 20??
Mower County, Minnesota (County Commissioner);
2023 to ?
Andrea (first listed in 2005)
Four children: Hailey, Maddy, and Rylie (daughters); Niklas Tyler (son, born while he was in office)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: agriculture, energy, education funding, lowering prescription drug costs, economic development.
He was a youth hockey and baseball coach.
His mother, Faye Sparks, was a Legislative Assistant to Sen. James Metzen.
Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.