Born Milwaukee, August 3, 1963; married; 1 daughter and 1 son. Graduate Lena H.S.; B.S. in political science and public administration UW-La Crosse 1986. Full-time legislator. Former legislative aide to Rep. David Prosser. Member: Lena Knights of Columbus; Peshtigo Lions; Harmony Sportsmen's Club.
Elected to Assembly in October 1987 special election; reelected since 1988. Speaker of the Assembly 2003.