House 2015-2022 (District 26B)
Party when first elected: Republican
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Real Estate Developer
Gustavus Adolphus College; B.A.; Political Science and Speech Communication, 1995
Hamline University; J.D.; 2012
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Three children: Sonja, Nels IV, and Mardoche
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
According to his House of Representatives Member Interview video, he grew up on a dairy farm near Butterfield, Minnesota.
One of his children, a son, was adopted from the Democratic Republic of Congo. (House of Representatives Member Interview video)
He lost the primary in the special election for the 1st U.S. Congressional District in 2022 and did not file to run for any elected office in the 2022 general election.