Birth: March 29, 1953, Des Moines County. Parents: Meril and Marie Cohoon. Education: Graduated Burlington High School, 1971; Southeastern Community College, 1974; B.A., Iowa Wesleyan College, 1977; graduate work, University of Iowa. Military service: Iowa Army National Guard. Activities: Special education teacher, Burlington Community High School. Member: Burlington Education Association, Iowa State Education Association, Geode Education Association, Des Moines County District Central Committee, and Oak Street Baptist Church. Term: Fourth.