Personal: Married, wife Amy, children Sophie, Peter Jr. (Petey) and James.
Education: Bachelor's degree, civil engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University; master's degree, real estate, New York University; law degree, Golden Gate University.
Professional experience: Turner Construction, New York, N.Y., project engineering and budgeting; Arthur Andersen, San Francisco, Calif., real estate and tax; Wolstott & Babcock, Salt Lake City, law; Red Gate Properties, real estate development and maintenance.
Political experience: Chairman, advisory board for the state Office of Child Care; chairman, advisory board for the Greater Avenues Community Council; Community Business Coalition; campaigned for Salt Lake City Council seat.
Quote: "I've been in the game. I haven't been sitting on the sidelines."