Current political position: Speaker, Utah House of Representatives.
Vital statistics:Age: 44.
Weight: 200 lbs.
Born: Ogden, Dec. 30, 1944.
Education: Weber County school system, Weber High School. Bachelor's degree, Weber State College. Master of business administration, University of Utah.
Family life: Married to the former Lynda Purrington. They have three children.
Profession: Certified public accountant/investment counselor.
Politicial history: Former chairman of the Roy City Planning Commission. Ran for the Utah House in 1980 and has been re-elected ever since. Majority leader 1987-88, speaker 1989-90.
Quote: "I'm going to be the best speaker I can be. I'm not opening any doors for 1992, not closing any. If I decide to run for governor, however, I will have to run for speaker again (in 1991)."
Political future: Often mentioned as candidate for governor in 1992.