Appointed January 10, 2003, by Gov. Jesse Ventura. Elected 2004 and 2010. Current term expires Jan. 2023.
Marquette University Law School (J.D. 1979); Minnesota State University, Mankato (B.A. magna cum laude 1975).
Sole practitioner (1995-2003); Holst, Vogel, Erdmann and Vogel, Red Wing, Minnesota (1979-95).
Member, Red Wing School Board (1985-2003); Past chair, Red Wing Joint Powers Board; Past president, Hedin-Hartnagel Memorial Fund Board of Directors; Past assembly representative, Minnesota State High School League; past fund drive chair and volunteer legal counsel, Red Wing United Way; Red Wing Kiwanis Club; First Lutheran Church of Red Wing.