Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2018; re-elected 2022
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.
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.