Lifelong resident, educated in Unit 5 schools through junior high, then attended University High School. Graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S. in Communications in 1974. Married to Judy (Rader) in 1978. Three adult children.
First elected in 1983, served four terms
Reelected in 2003
Current Term 2015 - 2019
Executive Vice-President of BOPI, a commercial printing firm with offices in Bloomington and Quincy and a production facility in Bloomington. Specializing in marketing and promotional print collateral, digital variable data printing and mailing services.
Boards, Committees, Volunteerism
Bloomington Normal Economic Development Council Board of Directors
Alumni Advisory Advisory Council for ISU's School of Communication
ISU Alumni Association
Redbird Club Chairman
Interests and Hobbies
Elder at East White Oak Bible Church
Christian sports ministry in Medelin, Colombia
Bench official for ISU's men's basketball and football
Public address announcer for the Illinois High School Association state football and girls basketball finals
Spokeperson of Bloomington-Normal Community Campus Committee (BNCCC), a local coalition addressing alcohol and drug use issues