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.
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.