Bachelor of Scientific Agriculture, University Georgia, 1973.
Rancher; member Florida State Senate, Tallahassee, 1994-2001. Agricultural commissioner State of Florida, since 2001. Member WAGES Targeted Economic Development Committee, 1998.
Chairman Agriculture Committee, 1996-1998. Vice chairman Criminal Justice Committee, 1996-1998. Member Natural Resources Committee, 1996-1998, Rules and Calendar Committee, 1996-1998, Subcommittee A General Government Ways and Means Committee, 1996-1998, Joint Legislation Committee on Everglades Oversight, 1996-1998, agriculture and rural development committee Southern Legislation Conference, since 1995.
Research deputy Dade County, 1978-1979, Brevard County Sheriff's Department, since 1982. Member executive committee Republican Party Florida, since 1988. Republican state committeeman Brevard County, 1988-1992.
Appointed by President George Bush to Rural Telephone Bank Board, 1990-1995. Chairman Republican Party Brevard County, 1992-1995. Member Spaceport Florida Authority, since 1995, Recycling Markets Advisory Committee, since 1995.
Member review commission Water Management District, 1995-1996. Member Florida Cattlemen's Association, Republican Men's Club Brevard.
Married Regina Bolden. Children: Michelle, Melanie.