Appointed to Nebraska Legislature: Dec. 12, 2014, to replace Charlie Janssen, who resigned.

Born Dec. 29, 1961, in West Point.

Education: Graduate of Scribner High School, 1980.

Military service: U.S. Air Force, 1980-2000.

Family: Married to Nickie; eight children: Amanda, Kathleen, Anthony, Daniel, Randal, Austin, Jake and Shawn.

Occupation: Rancher, cattle feeder.