Place of Residence: Topeka
Birthday: August 4, 1948
Family: Wife, Linda. Two sons, Jason and Michael. Michael and his wife Jenny are expecting their first child in November.
Education: Bachelor's in political science from Washburn University; Law degree from Washburn University School of Law
Political and Government Experience: 2nd district, US House of Representatives (1983-1995); 54th district (Topeka), Kansas House of Representatives (1973-1979)