My experience in the banking and finance industry has prepared me to evaluate balance sheets, cash flows and fiscal policy in a professional and thoughtful way. I have the knowledge, skills, and experience to hit the ground running and understand the complexities of the state budget. This positions me to provide leadership and insight into ways we can reduce spending and make state government more efficient, without raising taxes.


The agricultural industry and the farmers that support it are the backbone of rural communities across Minnesota.

As the President at First Farmers & Merchants Bank with 15 years of agricultural lending experience I have gained an intimate understanding of the challenges facing the Ag industry, a vital sector of the state and our local community’s economy. This positions me to play a key role in the development of an economic recovery package, for our district and our farmers. My experience working with farms, and small business finances will be valuable in helping scrutinize and improve state business assistance programs that will be critical in helping our Minnesota farms and businesses recover.

" If you have other questions about my positions on the issues, please contact me directly at or 612-437-7785. Should I be re-elected I will NEVER forget who elected me, and I will work tirelessly for you!