Appointed to Nebraska Legislature: July 22, 2022, to replace Michael Flood, who resigned

Born Dec. 21, 1958, in Norfolk.

Education: Graduate of Norfolk High School, 1977; Wayne State College (B.A. in business finance and Spanish), 1988.

Family: Married Ann Bernadette Schneider, Aug. 8, 1993; four children: Randi, Katherine “Kat,” Erica and Richard.

Occupation: Real estate entrepreneur

Member: board, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce; Joint Economic Development Initiative; Norfolk Chamber of Commerce; Century Member, Boy Scouts of America; Nebraska Realtors Association; National Association of Realtors.

Former member: Nebraska real estate commissioner (2007-13); Lutheran High Northeast Capital Campaign; College of Nursing Northern Division Central Region Fundraiser; co-chair, Lifelong Learning Center Drive; co-chair, Norfolk Art Center Drive; co-chair YMCA Capital Fundraiser; chairperson, United Way 30th Anniversary Campaign.

Honors and awards: 1998 Outstanding Service Award, Nebraska Realtors Association; 1997 Realtor of the Year, Norfolk Board of Realtors.