Biography

Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2018

Born June 30, 1953, in Hastings.

Education: Graduate of Sandy Creek High School, 1971; University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.S. in animal science), 1976.

Family: Married Kathy J. Hinrichs, Aug. 5, 1977; three children: Kelsi Hewitt, Whitney and Chase.

Occupation: Farmer

Former: Dairy farmer

Member: president, Nebraska State Dairy Association; national delegate, Mid-America Dairymen; national resolution committee, Dairy Farmers of America; LEAD IX graduate, Nebraska Farm Bureau State Legislative Policy Committee; EMT, Glenvil Fire and Rescue; Hastings Evangelical Free Church.

Former member: Sandy Creek Junior/Senior High School Board of Education; Nebraska Dairy Industry Development Board.

Honors and awards: second place, 1983 Jaycees Outstanding Young Farmer, Nebraska; third place, 1983 Farm Futures Best Managed Farms; admiral, Great Navy of the State of Nebraska.