House 2007-2010 (District 17B)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
South High School, Minneapolis; Secondary; University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; B.F.A.; Ceramics, 1996University of New Mexico, School of Architecture and Planning; Attended Graduate School; Architecture and Planning
Single (when first elected); Hope (married on August 12, 2007)
No children (while in office), Two children (after he left office): Jonah and Leah (twins)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He grew up in Sioux City, Iowa.He taught high school and college classes for 10 years.He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2004 election.Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.He announced his candidacy for Secretary of State for the 2014 election but withdrew in 2013.
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