House 2003-2012 (District 20B); Senate 2012 (District 20); Senate 2013-2016 (District 17)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Big Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Renville, Swift, Yellow Medicine
Maynard High School; Secondary; Ridgewater College; A.A.; Agriculture, 1976
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota Senate in the 2000 election.He unsuccessfully ran for House District 17A seat in 2018.He was a member of the Reformed Church of Clara City, Minnesota.Religion provided by Session Weekly, March 14, 2003; Natural Resources Defense Council's State Directories, 2005; and Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.