He has a wife and 8 kids all together, three childern and five grandchildren.
He goes to the state capital and sometimes the white house. Weathered some of the worst eco turmoil, during the farm crisis of the 80's.
Lead the state to a booming eco in the 90's.
He , so far , has served 4 terms. From 1983-1999. He represents the whole state of IA.After his four terms he was the presdient of the DMU, But heretired to explore running for governor.