House 1995-2002 (District 33B); House 2003 (District 32B)
Party when first elected: Independent Republican
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Police Officer, Minneapolis
University of Minnesota; B.A.; Criminal Justice
Hamline University; M.A.; Public Administration
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minneapolis, Minnesota (Police Department, Sergeant);
1986 to 19??
Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (Appointed by Governor Arne Carlson, Chair);
1991 to 01/1995
Minnesota Department of Public Safety (Commissioner);
01/30/2003 to 04/16/2004
Hennepin County, Minnesota (Sheriff);
01/2007 to 2018
Two children: Ryan (son), Jennifer (daughter, born while he was in office)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He resigned, before Senate confirmation, from his position as Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety in April 2004.
He ran for governor in the 2022 election, but was not endorsed and withdrew.
Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.