When my family and I came to Minnesota almost 21 years ago, we were introduced to [very] cold winters and warm friends. The schools were great, they had just opened Sunny Hollow for us, and the future seemed bright. There is a core of common sense that sits in our communities. There is a real sense of what it means to be a neighbor. Everyone seems to enjoy hard work, and is willing to pitch in. All the ingredients of a great community. Even the politics seemed level-headed and respectful.
After an employment change, I was able to earn my degree, starting at North Hennepin Community College, then finishing up at the University of Minnesota with a degree in Electrical Engineering. At that same time, my wife decided to get her degree, earning her Master's in Nursing. Our children are growing up, and some of them have left home. Our youngest just graduated from Armstrong High School. Minnesota has been a great environment for us.
It is now my time to give back to the community that has given us so much. I am running for the Minnesota House of Representatives as a moderate, problem-solving engineer. Minnesota has so much going for it, join with me to help make Minnesota the best place to live and work in the nation.