Served three terms, House 2008-2014; born August 9, 1953, in Ketchikan, Alaska; B.A. in history from University of Idaho; J.D. from University of Kansas School of Law; attorney, mediator, and arbitrator for 30 years; managing partner of Boise law firm, 1996-2013; recognized as one of Idaho’s top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers in 2012; adjunct professor of Human Resources Law at Boise State University, 2002-2007; 2018 Legislator of the Year (1 of 31) by Mothers Against Drunk Driving; co-author “Idaho Employment Policies Handbook” (Idaho Law Foundation, 1998; rev. ed. 2001, 2012); Democratic National Committee, 2004-2008; Ada County Democratic Chair, 1991-1994; hobby: music; spouse: Christy (40 years); two daughters; two grandchildren.