Why I'm Running

I have proudly represented the communities of Rosemount, Apple Valley and Coates for the past four years, and look forward to including constituents from Eagan as I continue to serve in the Minnesota House of Representatives, District 56B

My life has been dedicated to service. From the emergency department at the old St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center to working with a local fire department and transporting critically ill patients in the ambulance, my career has reflected my commitment to serving people, often at their worst times. It was this dedication to service that first drew me to the idea of running for office.

Beginning in 2018 I put my experience and knowledge to work for the people of our district. My service in the Minnesota Legislature has reaffirmed my belief that our state government needs people like me in office to fight for what is important to the residents of our community. I understand the challenges so many of us are facing because I have lived them.

My wife and I raised our family of three boys in Rosemount to ensure our kids would receive a top-notch education in a thriving community. I volunteered as a youth sports coach, served as a youth faith formation teacher, and was selected for a local energy sector advisory council. I worked hard in the healthcare field, started small businesses, and developed a successful real estate career, in which I still work today. Like so many of us, I have experienced the ups and downs, the challenges, and the joys of working and raising a family.

Minnesotans face new challenges as we recover from covid losses, adjust to a changed economy, and prepare for twenty-first century jobs. I will do my part in the Minnesota House to bolster public education from preschool to graduation, to foster growing businesses while protecting workers, and to continue to support safe and welcoming communities.

Let’s get the work done!