Wife: Laura; 4 Children
- AA, Mesabi Community College
- BA, Business Administration, University of Minnesota, Duluth
- BA, Labor Management Relations, University of Minnesota, Duluth
- Senator, Minnesota State Senate, 2002-present
- Representative, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1994-2002
- No caucus information on file.
- Labor Representative, retired
- No organizational membership information on file.
"Where Have All the Leaders Gone?" by Lee Iacocca
Little Big Man, Rain Man, The Shawshank Redemption
Bee Gees, John Denver, Simon and Garfunkel, and Johnny Cash