House 2005-2006 (District 12A); Senate 2011-2012 (District 12); Senate 2013-2022 (District 9)
Party when first elected: Republican
Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, Wadena
Roosevelt High School, Virginia; Secondary; University of Minnesota, Duluth; Attended College; Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma; B.S.; Business Management
Maralee (married around 1982)
Five children: Jessica, Genna, Emily, Joshua, and Lydia
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He ran and won as the Republican Party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota Senate in the 2010 primary election against Paul Koering.He announced he would resign as Majority Leader in September of 2021. He was a candidate to run for Governor of Minnesota in 2022, but withdrew.Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.