Party affiliation: Republican
Sixth grade teacher; substitute teacher. Member District 77 Iowa House of Representatives, Des Moines, member District 73, 2003—2010, former assistant minority leader. Iowa commissioner Midwestern Higher Education Compact.
Brigadier general Iowa Army National Guard.
Board directors Iowa Jobs America’s Graduates. Member Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership Advisory Council, Iowa Empowerment Board. Member of Daughters of the American Revolution, American Veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, National Guard Association the United States, Association the United States Army, Army War College Alumni Association, Leadership Iowa Alumni Association, American Legion, Delta Kappa Gamma (honorary).
2003 - 2010