Age: 31

Home: Independence

Party: Republican

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

Occupation: Lawyer

Previous elected office or experience:Former staff member, U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn.

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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.