Biography

Elected to the Nebraska Legislature: 2016

Born July 20, 1962, in Superior.

Education: Graduate of Superior High School, 1980; Community College of the Air Force (associate degree in paralegal studies), 1999; Bellevue University (B.S. in business management), 2002.

Military service: United States Air Force, 1980-2000: security specialist, 1980-84; paralegal, 1985-2000.

Family: Married Jan Uden, April 25, 1992; two children: Jen McVay and Micha Bostelman.

Occupation: Farmer; retired military

Member: American Legion Rejda Post 273 (adjutant); advisory board president, Nebraska Cooperative Development Center – UNL; board, Woody Florals Nonstock Cooperative; board, Heartland Nuts ‘N More.

Former member: fellow, Nebraska LEAD Program, 2009; Nebraska District Lutheran Laymen’s League (district secretary; zone president); youth baseball coach; trap coach, Oak Creek 4-H.

Honors and awards: Dean’s Scholar; finalist, Team Leader USAF Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; AFMC Steve Swigonski Paralegal of the Year.