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 Shirk and Kaitlyn.
Former: Grain logistician, Cargill, Inc.
Member: Nemaha NRD (chairman); Nebraska Natural Resources Commission (chairman); Luther Memorial Church (ELCA); fellow, Nebraska LEAD VII; Syracuse TeamMates Program.
Former member: Syracuse Rescue Squad (treasurer); Otoe County Extension Board; Syracuse Otoe County Young Farmers; Otoe/Cass Corn Growers; coach, Syracuse Parks and Recreation; Syracuse Jaycees.