House 1989-92 (District 48A); House 1993-95 (District 33B); Senate 1995-2002 (District 33); Senate 2003-2012 (District 32); Senate 2013-2022 (District 34); Senate 2023-Present (District 37)
Party when first elected: Independent Republican
Armstrong High School; Secondary; North Hennepin Community College; A.A.; St. Cloud State University; B.A.; Criminal Justice Studies
Lori (married in 1988)
Three children: Kalli, Jordan, and Nathan
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: criminal justice, civil law, public education, safe school legislation, economic development, tax reform.He was raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He moved to Crystal, Minnesota around 1965 and to Maple Grove in 1981.He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Minnesota Senate in the 1986 election.He sought and lost the Republican endorsement for Minnesota Secretary of State to Mary Kiffmeyer in 1998.Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.
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