House 2009-2011 (District 61B); Senate 2011-2012 (District 61); Senate 2013-2020 (District 62)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
College Park High School, San Francisco, California; Secondary; Metropolitan State University; Attended College; Bethel University; B.A.; Communications
Two children: Tomas (son); Sophia (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
When first elected in 2008, he was one of two black members of the House (Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, February 13, 2009).