Mayor of Gowrie and retired state trooper. Born and raised in Lyon County. Resides in Gowrie. Attended the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. As mayor, elected chair of Webster County Mayoral. Member of the Gowrie Kiwanis, Gowrie Historical Society, Webster County Farm Bureau, Webster County Mayoral Association, Gowrie Development Commission, Webster County Historical Society, Iowa State Patrol Supervisors Association, Webster County Emergency Management & E-911 Governing Boards, and Security Savings Bank Advisory Board. Member of United Methodist Church. Wife Judi; three sons and four grandchildren. Serving first term in House.