Family: Wife, Connie, four adult children and three grandchildren.
Occupation: Retired attorney.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, State University of New York-Oneonta; master’s degree, University of Rhode Island; law degree, University of Iowa College of Law.
Civic involvement: Eight terms in the Iowa House of Representatives. Served in the Iowa Senate from 1993 to 2003. Also served as a Jones County supervisor from 2003 to 2011 and served on the Iowa Public Information Board.
Residence: Maquoketa, Iowa
Family: Wife, Jessica, and son, Darwin, 1.
Education: Elgin (Ill.) Community College
Occupation: Carpenter, artist
Civic involvement: Past vice chairman of the Jackson County Democrats, Bellevue Arts Council