House 1993-2000 (District 5B); Senate 2000-2012 (District 5); Senate 2013-Present (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 is living with ALS or Lou Gehrig's on July 17, 2021 in the Mesabi Tribune.Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.
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