Senate 2010-2012 (District 26)
Party when first elected: Republican
Rice, Steele, Waseca
Date of Birth:
Albert Lea, Minnesota
Date of Death:
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Owner and Manager, Marketing and Motivation Company, Sterling-Krystel LLC/Family Owned Business, Godfather’s Pizza Franchise, Waseca/Former Radio Station Manager/Former Police Officer
University of Minnesota, Duluth; Attended College;
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehensions Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy, Arden Hills; Vocational-Technical School; Licensed Peace Officer, Law Enforcement
Brown Institute of Broadcasting, Minneapolis; Vocational-Technical School; Broadcasting
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Freeborn County , Minnesota (Deputy Sheriff);
Army National Guard (Staff Sergeant);
Morristown, Minnesota (Police Department);
Jackson, Minnesota (Police Department);
Waseca, Minnesota (Economic Development Authority, Member);
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Waseca, Minnesota (City Council, Member);
2004 to 2008
Kathy Carlsen (married in 1972)
Two children: Michelle (daughter), Dustin (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: business, job growth, education.
He was raised on a farm.
He ran successfully for the Republican endorsement for the United States House of Representatives in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District in the 2012 primary election. He lost the primary to Allen Quist.
He was a licensed General Aviation Pilot.
He was a member of the Masons.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Waseca, Minnesota.
Religion provided by his 2010 campaign site.