I grew up in the Boise Valley, attending the College of Idaho and owning our own business for 30 years. After college I was a flight instructor in the Navy. I consider myself a public servant having served on the Boise City Planning and Zoning Commission, 13 years on the ACHD Commission, 11 years as the Chairman of the Idaho Transportation Board and now 13 years in the Idaho Senate. I was elected by my colleagues as Assistant Majority Leader, Majority Leader and now as the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. I have served on the Education, Agriculture, State Affairs and Transportation committees. I have been married to my wife Dianne for 53 years, we have two children, 4 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.