House 2003-2010 (District 29A)
Party when first elected: Republican
Hayfield High School; Secondary; Colorado College; Attended College; 1 YearUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities; B.A.; Agricultural Business Administration, 1980
Three children: Lauren, Ann, and Margeaux (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He grew up in Hayfield, Minnesota, working on the family corn and soybean farm.He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican Party endorsed candidate for the United States House of Representatives in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District in the 2010 election.He sought the Republican Party endorsement to run for the United States House of Representatives in the 2008 election. He wasn't endorsed at the party's convention.He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.