Senate 1991-2002 (District 24); Senate 2003-2006 (District 23)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca
Janesville Elementary School, Minnesota; Elementary School; Janesville High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1963College of St. Thomas; B.S.; Journalism and Economics, 1967Georgetown University, Law School, Washington D.C.; J.D.; 1971
Mimi Willging (married on October 30, 1971)
Three children: Julie and Janna (daughters), Creighton "Creight" (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: tax policy, government and regulatory reform, commerce, education, health care, budget, environment. He was also interested in early childhood development in his final years in office.He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Minnesota Senate in the 1982 election and a 1990 special election.He was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 1994 election.He served as the Chair of the Midwestern Legislative Conference in 2001.He served as the Chair of the Council of State Governments in 2004.Religion provided by the Natural Resources Defense Council's State Directories 2005 and Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.