House 1995-2006 (District 64A)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Worthington High School; Secondary; Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Attended College; Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota; B.A.; Environmental StudiesOxford University, England; Attended Graduate School; LawUniversity of Minnesota, Law School; J.D.; 1990
Three children: Benjamin "Ben", William "Will", and Steven "Steve" (Will and Steve are twins), (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He grew up in Santa Monica, California. He moved to Worthington, Minnesota when he was 15 years old.He ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Minnesota in the 2010 election. He ran unendorsed in the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party primary election. He lost the primary election to Mark Dayton.He was the Democratic-Farmer-Labor endorsed candidate for Minnesota Attorney General going into the 2006 primary election. He withdrew from the race on July 18, 2006 before the primary election.Religion provided by Minnesota Public Radio.