House 2007-2010 (District 8B); House 2013-2014 (District 11B)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Isanti, Kanabec, Pine
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Litchville High School, North Dakota; Secondary;
North Dakota State University; B.S.; Agricultural Economics
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Three children: Jared, Tyler, and Zachary (sons); three step-children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2004 election. His opponent, Judy Soderstrom, defeated him by so few votes that an automatic recount occurred. The recount confirmed that Judy Soderstrom had won by 76 votes.
Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.