Senate 2007-2012 (District 13)
Party when first elected: Republican
Kandiyohi, Pope, Stearns
Willmar High School; Secondary; GraduateRidgewater College; A.A.S.; Automotive Technology, Certificate in Supervisory Management
Four children: Nicole, Jennifer, Jeffrey, and Kayli Jo
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: education, health care, economic development, transportation, business development.He was raised on a farm near Mora, Minnesota.He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1998 election and for the Minnesota Senate in the 2002 and 2012 elections.He was a licensed private airline pilot.Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.