First elected in 1994 - 24 years of Service! 4th Generation Montanan of Norwegian immigrants. I spent 1st through 12th grades in Joliet, graduating in 1962. Attended College at MSU Bozeman and acquired a BS in Medical Microbiology. Medical Technologist (ASCP). Enlisted in the US Military: 1968-1974, US Army - obtained rank of CPT. 1975 - present: Farm/Ranch. Retired from USDA-FSA in 2009. Interested in quality education for all students provided by progressive teachers and management of local budget in a solid fiscal manner.