Bachelor, Washington State University, Pullman, 1962.
Chief fiscal analyst, staff director ways and means committee Washington State Senate, 1969-1973. Governmental affairs director Group Health Cooperative Puget Sound, 1974-1975. Member council King County Government, 1975-1978, chairman, 1977—1978.
Member United States Congress from 7th district Washington, 1979-1989. Instructor Seattle University Institute Public Service, 1989—1992. Governor State of Washington, 1993-1996.
Chairman King County Housing and Community Development Block Grant Program, 1977. President Washington Association Counties, 1978. Co-chairman Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition.
Member of Kappa Sigma.
Married Mary Carlson, April 6, 1968. 1 child, Diane.