House 2005-2012 (District 14B)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Totino-Grace High School; Secondary; St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota; B.A.; Social WorkAugsburg College; M.S.W.; Policy Program Development and Administration; also listed as M.A., Social Work
Single (engaged to be married when first elected); Holly Knebel (married in 2005 or 2006)
Two children: Garrett and Gavin (sons, born while he was in office)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He grew up in Fridley and Coon Rapids, Minnesota.Religion provided by the Natural Resources Defense Council's State Directories 2005 and Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.