He is 67 years old and of Springfield. He is a retired urologist oncologist with Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois. A native of Portland, Oregon, he has degrees from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon; Oregon Health Sciences University based in Portland; and Albany Medical College in Albany, New York.
He was an associate professor for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine for 10 years and served on the Board of Governors at the Carle Clinic Association. He has published numerous articles in medical journals and is a precinct committeeman in Springfield.
He and his wife, Julie, have been married for 40 years and have three adopted sons.
Be sure to read his Candidate profile from The Daily Herald (Suburban Chicago newspaper)