Bachelor, University Oklahoma, 2005.
State representative District 3, Oklahoma, 1999—2002. State senator District 4, 2003—2011. Democratic caucus chairman.
Member Rules Committee, Retirement & Group Health Committee, Finance Committee, Energy & Environmental Committee, Agriculture Committee, Rural Development Committee. Vice chairman General Government Committee. Chairman Appropriations Subcommittee, Public Safety & Judiciary Subcommittee.
State senator Oklahoma.
Member of Oklahoma Civil Air Patrol, Farm Bureau, Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association, Spiro Chamber of Commerce, Poteau Heavener, Kiwanis Club, Masonic Lodge.