Biography

Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2012

Born May 29, 1961, in Lincoln.

Education: Graduate of Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca High School, 1979; University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.S. in agriculture), 1983.

Family: Married Jean Ann Laessle, August 2, 1986; three children: Leslie McIntosh, Rachel and Kaitlyn.

Occupation: Farmer.

Former: grain logistician, Cargill, Inc.

Member: Luther Memorial Church (ELCA); fellow, Nebraska LEAD VII; Syracuse TeamMates Program.

Former member: Nemaha NRD (chairman); Nebraska Natural Resources Commission (chairman); Syracuse Rescue Squad, treasurer; Otoe County Extension Board; Syracuse Otoe County Young Farmers; Otoe/Cass Corn Growers; coach, Syracuse Parks and Recreation; Syracuse Jaycees.