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A husband, a father, a professor, a musician, and a Minnesotan.

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  • Husband of 28 years to Jan and father to Katie, 25, and Ellie, 22

  • Assistant Professor at North Central University, Minneapolis, MN

    Emmy award-winning composer for clients such as KARE 11, Best Buy, McDonald’s, Pepsi, Disney, Sesame Street, Dayton's, Target, Cargill, AT&T, Marshall Field's, KUSA, and many others

  • Co-writer of Minnesota Wild theme song 

  • Writer for AOL, City Pages, and many other publications

  • Host of Cooking for Dads online cooking show with segments on KSTP, KMSP, KARE and WCCO - featured by the Today Show, New York Times, USA Today, the Guardian and many others

  • Business owner and founder of Third Street Music music production company since 1997

  • Producer for music recording projects in Pakistan, Tunisia, Chad, Uganda, Ethiopia, and many other countries

  • Believes we should value human life


The Issues

Healthcare - Make healthcare portable, affordable and accessible by simplifying billing practices, increasing Health Savings Account (HSA) use and improving experiences with modernization and innovation

Education - Increase college availability and lower tuition debt by taking Minnesota’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program nationwide, reducing students' personal debt by up to 50%

Immigration - Encourage people to come to the United States legally and safely by revamping our current system and dealing fairly with those already in the country

National Debt - Leave a legacy to our children and grandchildren that doesn’t burden them with undue debt by lowering budget growth rates (excluding Medicare) 

Climate Change - Maintain a balanced and responsible approach to a clean, safe environment while keeping pollution to a minimum

Maintain and Defend - life, parental rights, freedom to bear arms, freedom of the press, and personal responsibility.

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Our Values

These are our values:

  1. Responsibility

  2. Environment

  3. Fairness

  4. Opportunity

  5. Compassion

  6. Unity

  7. Security


Together they spell REFOCUS.

These values inform our positions on the issues.

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