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Office sought: U.S. House

Office salary: $174,000

Political party: Democrat

Age: 65

Birthdate, place: Nov. 25, 1944, in Billings

Home: Billings

Occupation: Real estate broker since 1983

Family: Wife Diane, sam pharmacist. Children Sam Jr., 35 of Fargo, N.D.; Sarah, 25, of Vista, Calif.; and Emily, 20, of Billings

Education: graduate of Billings West High School, 1963; bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, with a major in biology and minor in chemistry, from what is now Montana State University-Billings, 1968

Past employment: Realtor 1973-83; science teacher at schools in St. Charles Mission in Pryor on the Crow Indian Reservation, 1991-92, and Laurel, 1993-94

Military: U.S. Army, combat medic, 1969-70, including a tour in Vietnam

Political experience: unsuccessful state House candidate, 1982; filed but withdrew as U.S. Senate candidate in 1996 and 2000; Yellowstone county chairman for Democrat Gary Hart’s 1988 presidential campaign; Yellowstone County chairman for independent John Anderson’s presidential campaign, 1980; state chairman of Montana Common Cause 1991-92 and member of board of directors for 15 years

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