I'm originally from Montevideo, Minnesota, and I grew up in a two-bedroom house in which my mom still lives today. She raised five boys on my father’s Social Security and Veteran’s pay, and without the payments from those entitlements, my mom would have not been able to raise us right.

I graduated from Montevideo High School in 1986 and later went on to earn my Drafting and Design degree in 1993 and my CAD/CAM in 1994 from St. Cloud Technical College.

I'm a father of one son, who is now 20 years old and is short changed.

Professionally, I have worked as a machinist and in quality control for over 21 years.

Seeing that many things are moving in the wrong direction in Washington, I decided to run for office, we, the people, need to remove the corruption, and stop the fear and division. I have no political experience and no special interests. I'll vote with common sense and the understanding that I'm going to Washington to represent you!