Biography

Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2018

Born Dec. 1, 1959, in Beatrice.

Education: Graduate of Tri County High School, 1978; University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.S. in agricultural economics and mechanized agriculture), 1982.

Family: Married Sandra Rodriguez, Aug. 6, 1988; two children: Mariah and Evan.

Occupation: Farmer

Former: Industrial engineer, Oscar Mayer/Louis Rich; project engineer, IBP.

Member: Southeast Nebraska Corn Growers Association (president); Jefferson County Republicans (chairman); board, Farmers Cooperative of Dorchester; advisory council/nominating committee, Farm Credit Services of America; Plymouth Improvement Association (president); congregation president, First Trinity Lutheran Church.