Bachelor in Political Science, Jacksonville State University, 1981. Master of Public Administration, Jacksonville State University, 1985. Juris Doctor, University Birmingham, 1991.
Director, dislocated worker's project United Way of Etowah County. Community representative, psychiatric counselor Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center. Attorney Bolt, Isom, Jackson and Bailey.
Associate then partner Rogers, Young, Wollstein and Hughes. Member Alabama House of Representatives, 1994—2002, United States Congress from 3rd Alabama District, since 2003.
Member Calhoun County Commission, 1987—1991. Active State Republican Executive Committee, since 1990.
Married Beth Rogers; children: Emily, Evan, Elliot.