Birth: September 16, 1967. Parents: Marvin and Carolyn Rants. Education: Graduated with honors from Sioux City North High School, 1986; graduated cum laude with a B.A. from Morningside College, 1989. Spouse: Trudy Moody, 1992. Activities: Metz Baking Company, environmental compliance projects coordinator. Counselor for First United Methodist Church Senior High Youth Group. Served on Siouxland CARES Red Ribbon Committee. Participated in United Way Loaned Executive Program and Leadership Sioux City. Member: NFIB, Iowa Association of Business and Industry, Sioux City Chamber of Commerce, Omicron Delta Kappa, First United Methodist Church, Woodbury County Republican Central Committee, American Bakers Association Environmental Health Committee. Term: First.