House 1993-2000 (District 5B); Senate 2000-2012 (District 5); Senate 2013-2022 (District 6)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Itasca, St. Louis
Chisholm High School; Secondary; University of Denver; B.S.B.A.; Business Administration
Three children: Danny and Dante (sons); Chauntell (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: mining, logging, education, taxes, environment, economic development, seniors, veterans.He played professional hockey in Italy for 16 years and played on the Italian Olympic hockey team in 1984.He was president of the Chisholm Italian-American Club.He announced he was living with ALS or Lou Gehrig's on July 17, 2021 in the Mesabi Tribune.He announced he would not seek reelection in 2022.Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.His funeral was held on August 19, 2022, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Chisholm. He was buried at Chisholm Cemetery.