Appointed to Nebraska Legislature: Dec. 2, 2010, to replace Robert J. Giese, who resigned; elected to Legislature 2012
Born Jan. 9, 1946, in Sioux City, Iowa.
Education: Graduate of Jackson District #5 K-8 “Timber School,” 1960; South Sioux City High School, 1964.
Military Service: U.S. Army (1966-68); Vietnam veteran.
Family: Married Dee Boeckenhauer; four children: Christina Spethman, Charles Bloomfield, Beth Brader and Mark Bloomfield.
Occupation: Semi-retired farmer
Former: Truck driver
Member: Winside American Legion and Sons of the American Legion; Wayne County Republican Party (chairman).
Former member: Jackson School Board.