Born March 9, 1944, Fort Madison, son of Ralph and Selma Junkins. Graduated Central Lee Community High School in Argyle, 1962. Attended Iowa State University in Ames. Married Linda Decker, 1963. Daughters: Kris and Kara. Small businessman and farmer. Member: Montrose Presbyterian Church, Montrose Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, Lions, Elks, Eagles and Jappa Lodge 136. On advisory board of Lee County Youth Services Inc.; National Council of State Legislators — Legislative Leaders; assistant majority leader, 67th General Assembly minority leader, 68th and 69th General Assemblies. Senate majority leader, 70th and 71st General Assemblies. Fourth term.