House 1999-2006 (District 38A)
Party when first elected: Republican
Freeport High School; Secondary; University of Iowa; B.B.A.; Finance
Eileen (married in 1996)
Four children: John (son), Rebecca (she was born on election night in 1998, daughter), (two other children born while he was in office)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota Senate in the 1996 election.He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican Party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2006 election. His opponent, Sandra Masin, defeated him by 55 votes so an automatic recount occurred. The recount confirmed that Sandra Masin had won, by 57 votes.Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voter's Guide.