Family: Wife, Jessica; three daughters
Career: Farmer near Ghent and owner of small welding business. Elected to Minnesota House of Representatives in the former District 21A in 2010. Served on Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance Committee, Capital Investment Committee, Jobs and Economic Development Finance Committee, Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.
Civic experience: Member of Sertoma; past president of Habitat for Humanity; volunteer for post-Hurricane Katrina cleanup; active in church congregation.