Birth: January 22, 1946, New Rockford, North Dakota. Parents: Vernon E. and Lucile Allmaras Running. Education: Graduated from Cashton High School (Wisconsin), 1964; B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1973. Military service: U.S. Navy, 1966-1968. Spouse: Joan A. Meighan of Cedar Rapids, 1968. Children: 3 daughters: Elizabeth, Stephanie, and Kirsten; 1 son: Chad. Activities: Quality control trainer. Member: St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Eagles, Vietnam Veterans of America, VFW, American Legion, 40 and 8, Knights of Columbus, American Society for Quality Control, AQP. Served 4 previous terms in Iowa House. Served 1 term in Iowa Senate. Term: First.