House 2007-2012 (District 28B); House 2013-Present (District 21B)
Party when first elected: Republican
Dodge, Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona
Cochrane-Fountain City High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1983University of Wisconsin, River Falls; B.S.; Agriculture, 1989University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; M.Ed.; Agricultural Education, also listed as an M.S.
Divorced (1994); Laura (when first elected)
One child: Kinsey (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He grew up on a family farm in Bluff Siding, Wisconsin.He was a member of the Future Farmers of America.He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota Senate in 2006.His father served as a county commissioner and township supervisor.Religion provided by his 2007 campaign Web site.
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