Born Oceanside, CA, December 11, 1961; married; 7 children. B.A. UW-Green Bay 1986. Full-time legislator. Former manufacturing computer hardware and software salesman, business long-distance salesman. Former real estate salesman. Former member: Optimists; Rotary; Telecommunications Specialists of Wisconsin. Town of Ledgeview chairman 1993-97.
Elected to Assembly 1994-2006; elected to Senate 2010; reelected 2014. Majority Caucus Chairperson 2013.