Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2014
Born in 1945, in York.
Education: Graduate of Benedict High School, 1963; University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.S.), 1967, (M.Ed.), 1970 and (Ed.D.) 1977.
Family: Married Paula L. Vineyard, Jan. 27, 1968; two children: Richard and Scott.
Occupation: Partner, Baker and Rastovski School Services, LLC.
Former: Superintendent of schools
Member: board, Norris Educational Foundation; board, GameOn1125.
Honors and awards: NCSA Distinguished Service Award, 2010; Nebraska Superintendent of the Year, 2005; Southwest Iowa Superintendent of the Year, 1994; Outstanding Educational Leader, Phi Delta Kappa, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.