House 1977-78 (District 63B); House 1983-86 (District 64B); Senate 1987-2012 (District 64); Senate 2013-Present (District 64)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Date of Birth:
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Attorney, Hennepin County Public Defender
Highland Park High School; Secondary;
Northwestern University; B.A.;
William Mitchell College of Law; J.D.; 1975
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
State Public Defender/Office:
Hennepin County, Minnesota (Public Defender);
19?? to ?
U.S. Executive Branch:
President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities (Appointed by President Barack Obama);
11/03/2009 to 08/18/2017
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: finance, taxes, civil liberties, courts and justice, economic development.
He announced he would not seek reelection on November 17, 2019.
He was a member of Mount Zion Temple.
Religion according to Jewish Community Relations Council and the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1977-78.