Senate 1975-82 (District 47); Senate 1983-96 (District 49)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Anoka, Hennepin, Wright
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Certified Public Accountant
Benilde High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1962
University of Minnesota; B.S.; 1967
University of Minnesota; B.A.;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
United States Marine Corps;
19?? to ?
Coon Rapids, Minnesota (City Council);
1973 to 1974
Higher Education Coordinating Board;
02/26/1991 to ?
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (Commissioner);
01/2003 to 01/02/2007
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was the president of the Freshwater Society from 2007 to 2013.
"His peers called him 'Clean Gene,' and during two decades as a DFL senator, he was so respected for his fairness, honesty and hard work that even Republican made overtures to recruit him to run for governor." (Star Tribune, March 25, 2014)
"He said he was proud of his work on the Waste Management Act, enacted in 1980, which encouraged more recycling and less landfill use, the Metropolitan Surface Water Management Act of 1982 and the Sustainable Forest Resources Act of 1995." (Star Tribune, March 25, 2014.)
Special Legislative Concerns: taxation, education finance, privacy, finance, environment.
Religion provided by the Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975.