Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2014

Born April 29, 1947, in Moline, Ill.

Education: Graduate of Westside High School; University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.S. in business administration), 1971.

Family: Married Deborah Way, April 17, 1971; three children: Lauren, Daniel and Jeffrey.

Occupation: Principal, McCollister & Company.

Former: Executive director, Platte Institute for Economic Research and president, McCollister & Company.

Member: Omaha Downtown Rotary; board, Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America; UNL College of Business Administration Advisory Board; board, One World Community Health Center.

Former member: board of directors, Metropolitan Utilities District (1979-2008).

Honors and awards: Boy Scouts of America, Silver Beaver Award and Award of Merit.