Raised on a mixed farm south of Lloydminster
Obtained a B.Sc. in Agriculture degree from the University of Alberta.
worked through University in the oilfield as a pipe fitter and a cat skinner.
during last year of university, purchased a farm near Mannville, Alberta and farmed since (last several years crop-share rent).
worked winters as a Farm Economist with Alberta Agriculture from 1977 – 1992
worked as private management consultant with farmers.
active in the community, through community groups, with the Agriculture Society and in the church.
nominated by Vegreville Constituency in 1992 to run for the Reform Party.
elected in 1993, 1997 and 2000
Senior Critic for Agriculture (1993-1995)
Senior Inter-Provincial Trade Critic (1996-1997)
Senior Critic for Citizenship and Immigration (1998 to 2000)
Senior Defence Critic (June 2001 until June 2003)
Senior Critic for both Public Works and Government Services (July 2003-present) and the Wheat Board (January 2004)
Farm Economist (1977-1993); Consultant (1988-1993); Farm owner-operator (1974-present); Professional Agologist
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, specializing in economics and business management
Born 1950, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.
Married Linda (nee Gabert) in 1974
Five children – Suzanne, Gabriel, Daniel, Jennifer,and Paul.
Campaign office:Tel: (780) 872-7424
Constituency office: PO Box 300, Mannville, AB, T0B 2W0. Tel: (780) 763-6130
Hill office: 613 Justice Bldg., House of Commons, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6. Tel: (613) 992-4171