House 1997-2002 (District 15A); House 2003-2010 (District 13B)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Wells-Easton High School; Secondary; Honors StudentLakewood Community College; Junior College/Community College; University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; B.S.; Saint Paul Campus, Soil Science and Agronomy
Claire (married around 1983)
Two children: Zachary "Zach" (son), Shannon (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He grew up in Wells, Minnesota.He was a member of the Barn Theatre, a community theater in Willmar, Minnesota. He played trombone and guitar.Religion provided by the Natural Resources Defense Council's State Directories 2005 and Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.