Married Ivie Lewellen in 1992. They have a daughter, Carol. He is a real estate salesperson and a paralegal with a law firm. Serves on the boards of : Mary Ryder Homes; State Democratic Party; National Black Caucus of State Legislators; William L. Clay Scholarship and Research Fund.
Member: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory (McRel); Missouri Legislative Black Caucus; St. Nicholas Catholic Church; 26th and 28th Regular Ward Democratic organizations; Democratic National Committee, convention delegate, 1988, 1992. Elected to the House: 1983 (special election), 1984 - 1990. Elected to the Senate: 1991 (special election), 1994.