Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, who retired in 2014. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represented District 55A, which includes portions of Scott County in the southwestern part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. He is also a local businessman and newspaper publisher. He now also co-chair of a coal energy advocacy group, Coalition for a Secure Energy Future, and Scott County Commissioner.
He is skeptical of climate change: "God is not capricious. He's given us a creation that is dynamically stable. We are not going to run out of anything." - MinnPost.