House 1993-2002 (District 19A); House 2003-08 (District 16B)
Party when first elected: Independent Republican
Becker High School; Secondary; GraduateWright Technical Center; Vocational-Technical School; Construction/Carpentry
Single (when first elected, last listed in 2003); Heidi Jo (married while in office)
Five stepchildren: Cory, Crystal, Todd, Sean, and Dylan
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was born and raised on a farm.Religion provided by the Natural Resources Defense Council's State Directories 2005 and Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.