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.