House 2009-2010 (District 7B); Senate 2011-2012 (District 7); Senate 2013-2016 (District 7)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
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Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Educator and Teacher; University of Minnesota, Duluth and Lake Superior College/Former High School Teacher/Former Instructor and Assistant Professor; University of Minnesota, Extension
Dawson-Boyd High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1988
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; B.S.; Secondary Education
University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute; Attended Graduate School; Postgraduate Work
Minnesota State University, Mankato; M.S.; Education, Curriculum and Instruction
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Duluth, Minnesota (City Council, At Large, Member and President);
01/12/2004 to 01/06/2009
United States Navy Reserve (Lieutenant Commander; Served in Afghanistan from 2018-2019);
09/30/2005 to 20??
Single (when first elected); Layla (married while in office, July 18, 2015)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: taxation, transportation, higher education, regional centers/regional economies.
He was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church.
Religion provided by Project Vote Smart, 2008.
He announced in 2023 his plans to run for mayor of Duluth.