Family: Wife, Kelly; two daughters, Addison, 3, Emelia, 1
Education:Graduate, East Buchanan High School, 1997; bachelor of arts degree, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, 2001; law degree, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minn., 2005
Previous elected office or experience:Former staff member, U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn.
Salary of the position: $174,000
Description of district:Covers 12 counties in eastern Iowa, including the cities of Bettendorf, Clinton, Davenport, Dubuque, Cedar Falls and Waterloo.