Born in 1960, Washburn, N.D. B.S., University of North Dakota 1982. J.D., University of North Dakota 1986. Private practice in Washburn and Bismarck, N.D., 1986-88. Judge Advocate for the United States Army, Fort Carson, Colorado, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 1989-1992. Private practice in Moorhead, MN, 1992-1994. Assistant State's Attorney, Burleigh County, 1995-2000. Elected District Judge in 2000, reelected in 2006. Married: Wife, Roxane. Two children.