He is an attorney at law. Married Cheryl O'Donnell in Worcester, Mass. They have five children.
Member: Young Lawyers; Volunteer Lawyers, American and St. Louis Bar Assns.; Jaycees; Lions; Missouri and Regional Chambers of Commerce; National and St. Louis Eagle Scout Assn.; Theta Xi; St. Louis Business Assn.; American Legislative Exchange Council; West County Republican Organization; Meramec Township; Chesterfield Township; Pachyderms; Cattlemen's Assn.; Missouri Farm Bureau; Board Member: Logan College of Chiropractic, Allenton-Pacific Homeless Shelter. Awards: Administration of Justice; MO Bar Legislative Achievement; Voice of Business; Freedom of Enterprise; Missouri Hospital Association. Elected to the House: 1990, 1992. Elected to the Senate: 1994.