House 2009-2012 (District 41A)
Party when first elected: Republican
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Management Consultant; Partner, Virchow Krause Consulting; Consult State and Local Governments on Strategy, Operations, and Technology
Morningside Elementary School, Edina; Elementary School;
Southview Middle School; Elementary School;
East High School, Edina; Secondary; 1979
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; B.B.A.; Management Information Systems, 1983
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; M.I.S.;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation (Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty);
20?? to 20??
Three children: Hannah and Sarah (daughters); Michael (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican party endorsed candidate for Minnesota Senate District 49 in the 2012 election.
He was elected state GOP chairman on April 6, 2013 on the first ballot (Pioneer Press, April 7, 2013).
He announced his intention to run for governor in the 2018 election but he withdrew from the race.
He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, Minnesota.
Religion provided by his campaign website, 2008.