House 1999-2002 (District 36A); House 2003-2004 (District 37A); Senate 2004-2012 (District 37)
Party when first elected: Republican
Apple Valley High School; Secondary; University of St. Thomas; B.A.; Political ScienceUniversity of South Dakota; M.B.A.; Business
Two children: Erica (daughter), Garret (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: tax relief, less government spending, education reform, public safety.Religion provided by Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1999-2000.