Student, Antioch College, 1969.
News reporter KQED-television Newsroom, 1969-1970. Director public affairs Station KMPX-FM, San Francisco, 1970. Member video production group Optic Nerve, 1970-1973.
Project director Coos Country television, Bandon, Oregon, 1973-1975. Reporter, anchor Station KVAL-television, Eugene, 1975-1976. News director Station KCBY-television, Coos Bay, 1976-1978.
Producer, writer, editor video news feature service Local Color, Langlois, 1978-1979. Field producer Prime Minister Magazine, Station Keep Growing Wiser-television, Portland, 1979-1980. Member Oregon House Representatives, Salem, 1980-1984, Oregon State Senate, Salem, 1984-1995, president, 1993-1995.
Executive director Sake of the Salmon, Gladstone, Oregon, 1995-1999. Secretary state State of Oregon, Salem, 1999—2009. Chairman Western Legislation Conference, Council State Governors, 1991, member ocean resources committee.
Founder, former chairman Pacific Fishery Legislation Task Force.
Married Betsy Harrison (September 1984). Children: Abby, Zoe; Married Kathleen P. Eymann, June 7, 1986.