Senate 2007-2012 (District 11); Senate 2013-2022 (District 8)
Party when first elected: Republican
Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Stevens, Todd
Hallock High School; Secondary; Alexandria Technical College; A.A.; Law EnforcementNational Sheriffs Institute of Business Management; Vocational-Technical School;
Two children: Jason and Linnea
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: public safety, environment and natural resources, agriculture, veterans affairs, rural economic development.He announced he would not seek reelection in 2022.Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide. He's listed as an Evangelical by Politics in Minnesota, 2009-2010.