Continuing Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community

Political/civic experience:

  • Washington County Commissioner – District 1:  2013-Present

  • Mayor, City of Hugo:  1994-1998, 2000-2012

  • Councilman, City of Hugo:  1990-1994


  • B.S. University of Minnesota (1976)

  • Graduate of Forest Lake Area Senior High School (1972)


As a dairy farmer I have experience in small business and understand the sacrifice and hard work necessary to successfully operate a business and raise a family.  As Hugo Mayor I oversaw the growth of the community while maintaining a strong quality of life.  I will work to build consensus and compromise as we work together to create a united vision for Washington County.    I’ve brought these values to the county board the last eight years and I would appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve as the District 1 Commissioner.