House 1975-78 (District 9B); Senate 1981-2012 (District 9)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Becker, Clay, Otter Tail, Traverse, Wilkin
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Reported Minority: None Reported
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Glyndon High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1956
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Three children: Dan "Danny", Gayle, and Joy
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: agriculture and natural resources, transportation, education, tax policy, bonding, small business.
He ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1978 election. His opponent, Merlyn O. Valan, defeated him by 15 votes so an automatic recount occurred. The recount confirmed that Merlyn O. Valan had won.
Religion provided by the Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975 and Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.