He is an attorney at law. Married Cheryl O'Donnell in Worcester, Mass. They have four children.
Member: Young Lawyers; Volunteer Lawyers, American and St. Louis Bar Assns.; Jaycees; Lions; Missouri Chamber of Commerce; National and St. Louis Eagle Scout Assn.; Theta Xi; Federalist Society; St. Louis Business Assn.; American Legislative Exchange Council; NCSL; Queeny Township Republican Organization; Meramec Township; Pachyderms; Missouri River Township; Cattlemen's Assn. (Franklin County); Missouri Farm Bureau; NRA. Awards: Administration of Justice; Legislative Achievement. Elected to the House: 1990, 1992. Elected to the Senate: 1994.