Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2014; re-elected 2018

Born July 13, 1955, in Henderson.

Education: Graduate of Henderson Community School, 1973; Southeast Community College in Millford, 1975.

Family: Married Nancy Vaught, Sept. 6, 1975; four children: Shannon Rein, Kori Lewis, Tiffany Milone and Neal Friesen.

Occupation: Farmer

Former: Henderson mayor (2000-04).

Member: Henderson Chamber of Commerce; Hamilton County Corn Growers.

Former member: Upper Big Blue NRD (chair, 2007-08); League of Nebraska Municipalities; Nebraska Corn Board; Henderson Fire Department; Henderson City Council; LEAD XXVII.