Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2006; re-elected 2010
Born Feb. 6, 1952, in Columbus.
Education: Graduate of Wayne State College (B.A. in education), 1974 and (master’s degree in education) 1975.
Family: Married Julie A. Epke, Oct. 8, 1992; three children: Heather Loveless, Shawn Levitt and Sarah Adams.
Former: York High School teacher, American government and economics (retired); York mayor.
Former member: York City Council; Nebraska Information and Technology Commission; executive board, League of Nebraska Municipalities; Nebraska Council of Social Studies Teachers (president).