House 1999-2002 (District 49A); House 2003-2012 (District 48B); House 2013-2014 (District 35A)
Party when first elected: Republican
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Chiropractor; Co-Owner Family Business, Abeler Chiropractic Clinic, Anoka
Anoka High School; Secondary;
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Attended College;
Hamline University; Attended College;
Northwestern College of Chiropractic; D.C.; Chiropractic
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Six children: Jamie, Jessie, Jordan "Jordy," Josiah, Jude, and Judson (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Religion provided by his son's obituary.
He ran unsuccessfully for the Republican party endorsement for the United States Senate seat but ran unendorsed in the 2014 primary election. He lost the primary.
He successfully ran in the Republican special election primary for Senate District 35 on January 12, 2016. He is running for Senate District 35 in a special election on February 9, 2016.