Senate 1991-96 (District 4)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Beltrami, Cass, Hubbard, Itasca, Wadena
Moorhead State University; Attended College; Three YearsCass Lake-Bena Public Schools; Postsecondary; Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota; Attended College; One SemesterUniversity of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts; B.A.; 1971University of Minnesota, Law School; J.D.; 1979
Teri (married in 1980)
Two children: Jamie (daughter); Jacob (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: health care access and affordability, environment, education, children.He was the first to receive a degree in American Indian studies from the University of Minnesota (Bemidji Pioneer, 2018).He was of Norwegian (on his father's side) and American Indian (on his mother's side) ancestry (Cass Lake Times, 11/22/1990).He was a member of the Leech Lake Band of Chippewa (St. Paul Pioneer Press, 1/8/1991).