House 2003-2012 (District 63A); House 2013-2018 (District 61B)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Academy of Holy Angels High School; Secondary; 1985Harvard University; A.B.; 1989University of Chicago; J.D.; 1992
Three children: Emily, Griffin, and Evan
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He ran unsuccessfully to become the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate for Governor of Minnesota in the 2010 election. He dropped out during the state convention.He announced his intention to run for governor in the 2018 election but he withdrew from the race.He was the "first former Minnesota House Speaker ever tapped for the state's highest court" (Minnesota Lawyer, May 8, 2018).Religion provided by the Natural Resources Defense Council's State Directories 2005 and Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.