Place of residence: Tonganoxie
Birthdate: Feb. 18, 1947
Family: Debbie Himpel, Carey Oroke, daughters; Curtis Oroke, son; Lindsey, Lauren, Caleb and Clayton Himpel and Morgan and Corbin Oroke, grandchildren
Education: Some college and 40 years of work experience primarily in engineering, commercial construction and commercial development.
Political and government experience: "I've worked for others in past elections and have always followed the government process with sincere interest."