Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, University South Dakota, Vermillion, 1990.
Member, Texas House of Representatives, 1990-1996; representative 8th District Texas, United States House of Representatives, since 1996. Member house international relations committee United States Congress, international economics policyand trade subcommittee, western hemisphere subcommittee, house science committee, space and aeronautics subcommittee, technical subcommittee, house resources committee, energy and mineral resources subcommittee.
Active Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church. Member of Rotary.
Married Cathy Patronella Brady. 2 children.