House 2007-2012 (District 52A); House 2013-2022 (District 39A)
Party when first elected: Republican
Anoka, Chisago, Washington
Faribault High School; Secondary; Bemidji State University; B.S.; Health and Physical Education, May 1973St. Thomas University; M.A.; Education Curriculum and Instruction
Colleen (married in 1972)
Three children: Robb and Travis (sons, twins); Krystle (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was born and raised on a farm.Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota, the Directory, 2007-2008.In 2004, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame awarded him a Lifetime Service to Wrestling (Minnesota Chapter) award.He announced he would not seek reelection in 2022.