House 2011-2012 (District 21A); House 2013-Present (District 16A)
Party when first elected: Republican
Lac Qui Parle, Lyon, Redwood, Yellow Medicine
Minneota High School; Secondary; GraduateRidgewater College; Junior College/Community College; WeldingMinnesota State University, Mankato; B.S.; History and Political Science
Five children: Adeline Valentine (born while he was in office (daughter), and four others
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He is of Belgian and Polish ancestry.He was raised on a farm near Taunton, Minnesota.
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