In 2004, this Republican Party politician became an 86th District member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and fought for the rights of small business owners and farmers.
After completing his secondary education at West Perry High School, he undertook limited coursework at Pennsylvania State University.
A devout Christian, he became a member of the congregation at Pennsylvania's Mt. Zion Free Lutheran church.
His marriage to Sally Keller resulted in a child named Bryan.
He and Erroll Brown Davis both served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.