Steve was born in Grand Forks, ND and graduated from Grand Forks Red River in 1992. He has lived in Fargo and various cities in the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area before settling in Andover, MN. Steve worked as a journeyman concrete finisher and became a vested member of Local 633. He learned many different aspects of the concrete industry but specialized in decorative concrete. He made the switch to financial planning in 2003 and worked with Integrated Financial Service in Anoka, MN. He worked with clients to help reach their financial goals with investment and insurance products. Steve left the industry in 2012 to move back his hometown of Grand Forks and become a real estate appraiser with The Appraisal Office. He became licensed in 2013 and has been working in the community since.
Steve is currently working on finishing his college degree at a satellite campus of University of Mary in Grand Forks-double majoring in Organizational Leadership and Business Administration. He is a parishioner of St Michael’s Church. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He recently joined the Board of Directors for the Grand Forks Community Land Trust which is an organization that seeks increase affordable housing in the Grand Forks area.
Steve’s work experience in both blue collar and white collar arenas give him a unique prospective to serve the people of District 18. He will represent the common person with common sense. He offers all the people of District 18 accessibility and a voice in a neglected district that has been lacking attention for over two decades.
“As a non-conventional student and one that has many work type experiences, allow me to give everyday folks an everyday voice in Bismarck.”
My campaign platform will focus on affordable housing and positive ways to develop North Grand Forks which will provide a base for good paying jobs, a common sense business approach to the state’s challenges, offer a voice to the common person through accessibility and the ability to work with the majority party.