Born Rhinelander, August 2, 1945; married; 3 daughters. Graduate Washington Park H.S. (Racine); B.A. Luther College 1967; M.Ed. Carthage College 1979; attended UW-Parkside and UW-Madison. Full-time legislator. Former high school history and economics teacher. Member: Racine Co. Democratic Party; Prader-Willi Syndrome Assn. of Wis.; Racine Heritage Museum; Friends of the Library, Racine Public Library; Clean Wisconsin; Sierra Club; Southeastern Wis. Educator Hall of Fame; Washington Park H.S. Hall of Fame. Former member: Racine Public Library Bd. (former pres.); Racine Sister City Planning Council; Racine Bd. of Health; Racine Education Association. Recipient: Luther College Distinguished Service Award 2007; Wis. League of Conservation Voters Conservation Champion 2007-08, 2005-06. Racine City Council 1988-2000 (former pres.).

Elected to Assembly 1996-2004; elected to Senate 2006; reelected in June 2012 special election. Majority Caucus Chairperson 2009.

Member of Rustic Roads Board and Standards Development Council

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