Work: Economics teacher at Rosemount High School, state representative of District 37B.
Education: B.S., B.A., secondary social studies education/U.S. history, Winona State University; M.A. education, Winona State University.
Family: Married, four children.
Endorsements: Presidential candidate Ron Paul; Paul's son, Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers of Maple Grove.