Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2006; re-elected 2010
Born Dec. 9, 1941, in Holdrege.
Education: Graduate of University of Northern Colorado (B.S.), 1963 and (M.S.) 1964; University of Iowa (Ph.D.), 1967.
Family: Married Margo, Aug. 24, 1963; three children: Chad, Erin and Nathan; four grandchildren.
Occupation: Financial advisor.
Former: college professor; football and baseball coach.
Member: 2nd vice chair, Midwestern Legislative Conference (MLC); executive committee, MLC; economic development committee, MLC; innovations selection committee, MLC; Young Republicans of Omaha; Nebraska Federation of Young Republicans (national committeeman); Westside Church.
Former member: Holdrege District 44 School Board (1986-94); church board.
Honors and awards: Toll Fellow, Council of State Governments Henry Toll Fellowship Program; BILLD Fellow, Midwest Council of State Governments Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership, 2009.