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 5, 1971; three children: Lauren, Daniel and Jeffrey.
Occupation: Principal, McCollister & Company
Former: Executive director, Platte Institute for Economic Research; president, McCollister & Company.
Member: Omaha Downtown Rotary; board member, Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America; UNL College of Business Administration Advisory Board.
Former member: board of directors, Metropolitan Utilities District (1979-2008).
Honors and awards: Boy Scouts of America, Silver Beaver Award and Award of Merit.