Senate 1991-1992 (District 30); Senate 1993-2002 (District 28); Senate 2003-2010 (District 26)
Party when first elected: Independent Republican
Dodge, Freeborn, Goodhue, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Waseca
Rochester Public Schools; Elementary School; Rochester High School; Secondary; Graduate, Lettered in Football, Basketball, and Track; 1955Winona State College; B.A.; Political Science and Business Administration, Basketball Scholarship
Four children: Dan, Steve, Debbie, and Julie
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: insurance, state and local government, transportation, taxes, education, agriculture.He was born on a farm. He lived on the farm until he was six years old.He ran unsuccessfully in the primary election, without the Republican Party's endorsement, for the 1st Congressional District seat in the United States House of Representatives in 2008.Religion provided by the member, the Natural Resources Defense Council's State Directories 2005 and Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.