Birth: March 16, 1961, Mason City. Parents: Orland and Clarice Braun Bartz. Education: Graduated from St. Ansgar Community Schools, 1979. Received B.A. cum laude in music and political science, Luther College, 1983. Spouse: Lisa Jorgensen, 1990. Children: 1 stepdaughter: Kimberly. Activities: Livestock/grain farmer and laborer. Employed 1 year with Grafton Industries, Grafton; 5 years with David Manufacturing Company, Mason City; 15 years with various dance bands. Member: 1990 Iowa to India cultural exchange sponsored by Rotary International; Worth County Historical Society; Pork Producers; Farm Bureau; Pheasants Forever, Worth County Republican Central Committee. Member and choir director, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Grafton. Sponsor in Ducks Unlimited. Past chair, Worth County Republicans. Past member, District Platform Committee. Term: First.