House 1995-2002 (District 6A); Senate 2003-2012 (District 6); Senate 2013-2022 (District 3)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Carlton, Cook, Koochiching, Lake, St. Louis
Cook High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1972Mesabi Community College; A.A.; University of Minnesota, Duluth; B.A.; Business Administration and Labor-Management Relations, also listed as a B.B.A.
Laura (second wife, married around 2001; she was a Legislative Assistant to Sen. David Tomassoni)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: economic development, taxes, natural resources.He grew up in Cook, Minnesota.He ran unsuccessfully to become the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate for Governor of Minnesota in the 2010 election. He dropped out of the race in March 2010.He announced he would not seek reelection in 2022.Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.