Born: Nov. 27, 1960, in St. Paul.
Education: law degree, University of Minnesota Law School; bachelor of arts, political science, University of Minnesota.
Private sector experience: former vice president, Wizmo, Inc., criminal prosecutor.
Political experience: Governor, 2002-present; Majority Leader, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1999-2002; Representative, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1992-2002: Member, Eagan City Council, 1991-1992.
Family: Wife Mary, two daughters. Home in Eagan.
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