House 2003-2012 (District 24B); House 2013-2017 (District 23B)
Party when first elected: Republican
Blue Earth, Faribault, Le Sueur, Waseca, Watonwan
Vernon Center Elementary School; Elementary School; Garden City High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1969Minnesota Military Academy; Postsecondary;
Single (divorced before he was first elected)
Three children: (2 sons, 1 daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was raised on a farm. He was one of nine children.He is the Uncle of former Governor Jesse Ventura's wife, Terry. (Session Weekly, February 21, 2003)Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.