Party affiliation: Republican
Cattle rancher; member Idaho Senate, District 9, Boise, since 1995. Chair agricultural affairs committee, since 1994. Member commerce and human resources, local government and tax., and resources and environment committees.
Member Washington County state committee, since 1988.
Board directors, Idaho Rural Development Council. School board trustee, 1989-1995. Member National Rifle Association, Farm Bureau, Idaho Cattle Association (chair research and education committee), Weiser River Cattle Association (board directors), Indian Mountain Grazing Association (vice president), Fruitland (Idaho) Chamber of Commerce, Fayette (Idaho) Chamber of Commerce.