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National Governors Association


									National Governors Association

                OF THE AMERICAN STATES,

The National Governors Association (NGA), founded in 1908, is the instrument through which the nation's
governors collectively influence the development and implementation of national policy and apply creative
leadership to state issues. Its members are the governors of the 50 states, three territories, and two

Organization and Structure
The association meets twice a year to develop policy positions and discuss common issues facing states. NGA
policy positions, formed by the governors, serve as the base for the association’s legislative and information
efforts. The association works closely with the Administration and Congress on state-federal policy issues.

Elected annually, the NGA chairman, vice chairman, and other members of the nine-member Executive
Committee supervise the association’s operations on behalf of the entire membership between NGA meetings.
Bipartisanship is ensured by the Articles of Organization, which require that the chairmanship alternate
annually between the two major parties and that a majority of the members of the Executive Committee be of a
party other than that of the chairman.

NGA maintains four standing committees: Economic Development and Commerce; Education, Early Childhood
and Workforce; Health and Human Services; and Natural Resources. These committees enable governors to
examine and develop policy and address key state and national issues.

NGA Staff in Washington, D.C.
The Office of Federal Relations maintains regular contact with congressional leaders and key administration
officials to ensure state concerns are addressed in the shaping of national policy.

The Center for Best Practices, the nation’s leading authority on state innovation, helps governors and their
policy advisors develop and implement effective solutions to governance and policy challenges facing them in
their states. The Center provides tailored technical assistance, tracks and evaluates state innovations and best
practices, and helps governors and their staffs develop cutting-edge solutions to stay ahead of problems.

The Office of Management Consulting and Training provides individualized technical and informational
assistance to governors and their staff on management techniques and the organization of the governor’s office.
The office also coordinates transition assistance for newly elected governors and organizes the Seminar for New

The Office of Communications develops the association’s communications strategies and media and public
information activities to help convey timely, in-depth analysis and background information on NGA positions
and issues of interest to the states.

The NGA Corporate Fellows Program promotes the exchange of information between the private sector and
governors and stimulates discussion among the Corporate Fellows on emerging trends and factors that affect
both business and government.
BOB RILEY was born and raised in the small Clay County town of Ashland, Alabama, where his family has lived on
ranches and farms for six generations. After graduating from the University of Alabama at age 20 with a degree in business
administration, he returned to his hometown, married his high school sweetheart, and started a small business with his
brother selling eggs door-to-door. That small, family-owned venture grew to become one of the largest integrated poultry
operations in the Southeast. For 32 years, Riley ran a number of successful businesses, including a trucking company, a car
dealership, a real estate company, a grocery store, and a small pharmacy. He's also been a cattleman for the last 25 years,
having more than 400 head of cattle on his Ashland ranch.

In 1996, Riley ran a successful congressional campaign for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in his first bid for
state or national office. In 1998, he became the first Republican congressman since reconstruction to be reelected to
Alabama's Third District, garnering nearly 90 percent of the vote with no major party opposition. A strong supporter of
term limits, Riley pledged at the outset of his congressional career to serve no more than three terms in Washington and he
kept that pledge. In 2002, Riley was elected governor of Alabama and vigorously pursued a government reform agenda.
Governing magazine, one of the nation’s most respected publications on state and local government issues, selected Riley
as a “Public Official of the Year” in 2003. He and his wife Patsy have four children and four grandchildren.

Birthdate:                 October 3, 1944
Family:                    Married; four children, four grandchildren
Party:                     Republican
Elected:                   November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Bob Riley             Patsy Riley

SARAH PALIN was born in Idaho in 1964. Shortly after her birth she moved with her family to Skagway, Alaska. After
moving to the Valley and graduating from Wasilla High, Palin earned her Journalism degree from the University of Idaho,
and then worked in media and the utility industry before beginning her public service career fourteen years ago.

Palin was elected to two terms on the Wasilla City Council, and then two terms as the mayor / manager of Alaska's fastest
growing community. During her tenure as Mayor she reduced property tax levels while increasing services and made
Wasilla a business friendly environment drawing in new industry. The responsibility of managing dozens of employees
including a growing police department and public works department, and overseeing the multimillion dollar capital and
operating budgets provided her with hands-on, 21st Century relevant administrative experience. Her demonstrated
leadership was also recognized when she was elected by her mayoral peers as President of the Alaska Conference of
Mayors. In this role, she worked with local, state and federal officials to promote solutions to the needs of Alaska's

Palin served as Chairman of Alaska's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission which regulates Alaska’s most valuable non-
renewable resources: oil and gas. She also served on the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. She was named one
of Alaska's "Top 40 Under 40," Alaska's Public Works "Person of the Year," and was recently inducted into the Sigma Beta
Delta Honor Society at the Alaska Pacific University.

Palin is a lifetime member of the NRA and enjoys hunting, fishing, Alaska history and all that Alaska’s great outdoors has
to offer. Palin and her husband Todd have four children: Track, Bristol, Willow and Piper.

Birthdate:                February 11, 1964
Family:                   Married; four children
Party:                    Republican
Elected:                  November 2006
Term Expires:             December 2010

Sarah Palin               Todd Palin

American Samoa
TOGIOLA T.A. TULAFONO was born on February 28, 1947 on Aunu'u Island, American Samoa. He was educated at
Samoana High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology in 1970 from Chadron State College in
Nebraska, and also received a doctor of laws degree in 1975 from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas.

A lawyer with approximately 20 years in private practice, Tulafono has been a policeman, administrative assistant for the
secretary of Samoan affairs, Samoan assistant to the attorney general, district court judge, senator for Saole County for four
years, senator for Sua County for eight years, first chairman of the board of directors for the American Samoa Power
Authority, and first chairman of the Board of Higher Education.

He served as lieutenant governor of American Samoa from 1997 until April 2003, when he was sworn in as governor
following Governor Tauese P.F. Sunia's sudden death. Tulafono chaired the South Pacific Mini Games Committee in 1997
when the Territory hosted the regional games, and he also served as chairman for the American Samoa Centennial
Committee during the 2000 celebration marking 100 years since American Samoa became a U.S. possession.

Tulafono was elected as governor on November 16, 2004. He has been a deacon for more than 25 years at the
Congregational Christian Church in Sa’ilele, American Samoa, and presently serves as vice chairman of the territorial
church general assembly.

Birthdate:                 February 28, 1947
Family:                    Married; six children
Party:                     Democrat
Succeeded:                 April 2003
Elected:                   November 2004
Term Expires:              January 2009

Togiola T.A. Tulafono     Mary Tulafono

JANET NAPOLITANO’s story is symbolic of the success that so many Arizonans have found in their state. Like millions
of fellow Arizonans, she is a transplant, born in New York City and raised first in Pittsburgh and then in Albuquerque.

In 1975, she went to California to attend Santa Clara University, where she won the prestigious Truman Scholarship and
graduated summa cum laude with a degree in political science. She then attended law school at the University of Virginia,
graduating in 1983.

Napolitano chose Arizona to build her career, clerking for U.S. Appeals Court Judge Mary Schroeder before taking a
position with the Phoenix law firm Lewis and Roca, where she became partner in 1989. Four years later, President Bill
Clinton nominated her to serve as U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona. As U.S. attorney, she helped the state respond to
the Amtrak derailment near Phoenix, and helped manage the portion of the Oklahoma City bombing investigation that
focused on Tim McVeigh's activities in Kingman. In 1998, Arizona voters elected her attorney general of Arizona, the first
woman to hold this position. She distinguished herself as a fierce protector of children and a tireless advocate for women,
senior citizens, and the environment.

In 2002, Napolitano was elected Arizona's 21st governor and America's first woman to succeed a woman as governor.
Since taking office, her top priorities have been education, the economy, and the environment. Under her leadership, the
state's 2004 budget passed without cuts to education, and she continues to focus on early childhood literacy programs as
prevention for high illiteracy and high school dropout rates. She recently created the CoppeRx Card, a free prescription
drug discount card mailed to every Medicare-eligible senior in Arizona, offering discounts of 15 to 55 percent. The
governor also is working to re-direct Arizona's economy toward high-tech, knowledge-based industry to ensure that
graduates continue to have quality job opportunities.

Napolitano is currently vice chair of the Western Governors’ Association, the recruitment chair for the Democratic
Governors’ Association, and the chair of the National Governors Association.

Birthdate:                 November 29, 1957
Family:                    Single
Party:                     Democrat
Elected:                   November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Janet Napolitano

MIKE BEEBE was elected 45th governor of the state of Arkansas Nov. 7, 2006, following more than two decades of
dedication to Arkansas public service. As a state senator and attorney general, Beebe worked for more than 20 years to
represent the people of Arkansas. As governor, he will implement the positive vision he laid out for Arkansas, to move our
state forward.

Beebe was born in Amagon, Arkansas (Jackson County), in 1946. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from
Arkansas State University in 1968 and a law degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1972, all the while
serving his country in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Elected to the Arkansas Senate in 1982, Beebe worked for 20 years to achieve fiscal conservatism, to reach across party
lines and to solve problems. As governor, Beebe is committed to continuing his service and leadership to our state and its

Beebe and his wife, Ginger, have three adult children. Beebe is an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Searcy,
where he has served as senior warden and member of the vestry.

Birthdate:                 December 28, 1946
Family:                    Married; three children
Party:                     Democrat
Elected:                   November 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Mike Beebe                 Ginger Beebe

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER was sworn in as the 38th governor of California on November 17, 2003. His landslide
election as the state's chief executive follows a distinguished career in business and entertainment. Schwarzenegger’s top
priority is fulfilling his mandate from Californians to bring jobs back to the state and restore its prosperity.

Upon taking office, he inherited an unprecedented fiscal crisis. He averted bankruptcy with measures that refinanced old
debt and required the state to live within its means without raising taxes. Schwarzenegger’s workers’ compensation reform
package repaired a system that had the highest costs in the nation and his Indian Gaming Compacts secured California’s fair
share of billions of dollars in revenue.

In 2004, he signed legislation to prevent “shakedown” lawsuits which were driving jobs and businesses out of California
and blocking its path to recovery. During his first year in office, his Oceans Action Plan will set a national standard for the
management of ocean and coastal resources. He created California’s Hydrogen Highway by executive order to support the
transition to a clean hydrogen transportation economy. The Governor also signed historic legislation creating the 25-million
acre Sierra Nevada Conservancy, California’s largest.

Throughout his career, Schwarzenegger has had a strong commitment to children. Before becoming governor,
Schwarzenegger founded the Inner City Games Foundation and pushed for more funding for after school programs. He
championed the After School Education and Safety Act of 2002 (Proposition 49), overwhelmingly approved by voters. As
governor, he is taking action to give California’s children the quality education and opportunities they deserve. His
settlement of the landmark Williams vs. California lawsuit contained reforms that ensure qualified teachers for every
student and clean and safe school facilities with up-to-date textbooks. He has increased per pupil spending and education
funding and worked hard to give local schools the power to meet the specific needs of their own communities.

Governor Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver have four children—Katherine, Christina, Patrick and Christopher.

Birthdate:                 July 30, 1947
Family:                    Married; four children
Party:                     Republican
Elected:                   October 2003, November 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger         Maria Shriver

BILL RITTER was born on September 6, 1956 in Colorado. He was raised on a farm east of Aurora, Colorado. He started
working full time in construction at age 14 to help support his family. As a member of the local laborer's union, he
continued working construction to pay his way through Colorado State University and the University of Colorado Law
School. He earned his law degree in 1981 and was hired as a Denver deputy district attorney.

In 1987, Ritter and his wife, Jeannie, began a three-year commitment to manage and expand a nutrition center in Zambia,
Africa, where one-third of all children suffered from malnutrition. Returning home in 1990, Ritter worked as a federal
prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney's Office. In May 1992, Ritter returned to the District Attorney’s Office. In 1993,
Governor Roy Romer appointed Ritter as Denver's District Attorney. He was elected to the position in 1994 and re-elected
in 1996 and 2000. Ritter served as a vice president of the National Association of District Attorneys, Chairman of the
American Prosecutors Research Institute, and on the board for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.
Ritter has also served as chairman of the board of Promoting Alternatives to Violence through Education (Project PAVE),
the Mile High United Way board, the Denver Foundation's Human Services Committee, and the Denver Public Schools
Commission on Secondary School Reform.

Ritter and his wife, who started dating when they were in high school together, now have four children. Jeannie is a long-
term substitute teacher with Denver Public Schools.

Birthdate:                September 6, 1956
Family:                   Married; four children
Party:                    Democrat
Elected:                  November 2006
Term Expires:             January 2011

Bill Ritter               Jeannie Ritter

M. JODI RELL was born in Norfolk, Virginia. She attended Old Dominion University and Western Connecticut State
University. She received honorary doctor of law degrees from the University of Hartford in 2001 and the University of New
Haven in 2004. She served in the Connecticut House of Representatives, where she held key leadership posts including
deputy House minority leader and assistant House minority leader. Rell served as lieutenant governor for over nine years
where she launched efforts to guarantee that Connecticut schools and libraries have access to technology and that students
are “cyber-ready” by the sixth grade. She also championed initiatives to recognize those who bravely served the country
and Connecticut communities, such as veterans and firefighters.

 As the first woman Republican governor of Connecticut, Rell has made it a priority to strengthen Connecticut’s’ economy
by creating a skilled workforce, making Connecticut business-friendly, and providing incentives to encourage job creation.
She led “Team Connecticut” saving the Groton/New London Submarine Base from closure and 31,000 jobs statewide and
championed legislation to invest $100 million in stem cell research in Connecticut. Rell generated faith and integrity to
state government by proposing and signing into law landmark campaign finance reforms and created a stronger,
restructured State Ethics Commission. Her leadership is helping to break the state’s transportation gridlock through her
historic investments in railways, busways, highways and ports.

Rell has made unprecedented investments in innovative early childhood programs to ensure children begin school ready to
learn. She also signed into law two balanced and on-time state budgets that honored the state’s spending cap, fills the state’s
“Rainy Day” budget reserve fund and invested in other critical priorities. Over the past several years, Rell has earned state
and national recognition for her campaign finance reforms, contributions to the field of bioscience in Connecticut,
achievements in the search for a cure for breast cancer and her humanitarian qualities for the less fortunate.

She and her husband, Lou, have made their home in Brookfield, Connecticut for many years. They have two grown
children: their daughter Meredith, her husband Matthew O’Conner and their son Tyler; and their son Michael and his
fiancé Maura Cenci.

Birthdate:                 June 16, 1946
Family:                    Married, two children
Party:                     Republican
Succeeded:                 July 2004
Elected:                   November 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

M. Jodi Rell         Lou Rell

RUTH ANN MINNER was born in Slaughter Neck in Sussex County, Delaware. She left school at age 16 to help on her
family’s farm, later marrying Frank Ingram. Widowed suddenly at 32 with three sons to raise, she worked two jobs while
going to school to earn her General Education Development (GED) diploma. She built a family towing business with her
second husband, Roger Minner, who died of lung cancer in 1991.

Minner began in politics by stuffing envelopes, then worked as an aide in the state legislature and as receptionist to then-
Governor Sherman Tribbitt. She was elected to four terms in the state House of Representatives beginning in 1974, to three
terms in the state Senate beginning in 1982, and to two terms as lieutenant governor in 1992 and 1996. Minner was elected
governor of Delaware in November 2000. Since taking office, she has worked to improve schools, preserve and protect the
environment, improve health care and fight cancer, as well as create and keep jobs. Minner sent an extra $165 million into
classrooms in her first term which resulted in more students meeting high standards in every grade and in every subject than
four years ago. Her initiatives to reduce industrial pollution include the Environmental Right-To-Know Act, repeat
offender law, and the first-ever regulation of above-ground storage tanks.

Minner has championed a comprehensive fight against high cancer rates with $15 million so far for increased education,
screening and treatment; the creation of a cancer registry to identify cancer case “hot spots” or environmental causes; a
first-in-the-nation program to pay for cancer treatment for those who can't afford it; and the Clean Indoor Air Act, which
has reduced cancerous pollutants in Delaware's restaurants, bars and casinos by more than 90 percent. Her first term saw
more than 12,000 jobs created or kept in Delaware and expanded opportunities for small business, especially women- and
minority-owned companies. Minner also steered the state through what experts have called the worst fiscal crisis for states
since World War II. Minner cut hundreds of millions of dollars out of the state budget without drastic effects on services
and without raising taxes on average Delawareans. Her leadership was recognized nationally and made Delaware one of
just a few states to weather the recession in sound shape. Governor Minner was elected to a second term in 2004.

She lives on a farm in Milford and enjoys spending time with her three sons and their wives, her seven grandchildren, and
her great-granddaughter and two step-great-grandsons.

Birthdate:                January 17, 1935
Family:                   Widowed; three children, seven grandchildren
Party:                    Democrat
Elected:                  November 2000, 2004
Term Expires:             January 2009

Ruth Ann Minner

CHARLIE CRIST was born in 1956 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, but his family soon settled in St. Petersburg. As a public
school student Crist served as class president at St. Petersburg High School. He played football at Wake Forest University
before transferring and receiving his undergraduate degree from Florida State in 1978 as well as serving as student body
vice president. Crist then earned his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.

Crist received invaluable experience in Florida's criminal justice system while interning in the State Attorney's Office
before accepting a position as general counsel for the minor league division of the Baseball Commissioner's Office. Crist
began his government service as state director for U.S. Senator Connie Mack before later returning to the private practice of
law with the Tampa firm of Wood and Crist.

In 1992, Crist won a seat in the Florida Senate. After Crist completed his Senate service, Governor Jeb Bush appointed him
as deputy secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. In 2000, Crist won a special
election and became Florida's last elected commissioner of education. Crist's path of public service next led him to seek
election as attorney general in 2002. He carried the general election by more than one-third of a million votes to become
Florida's first elected Republican attorney general.

Birthdate:                 July 24, 1956
Family:                    Single
Party:                     Republican
Elected:                   November 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Charlie Crist

SONNY PERDUE was born in Perry, Georgia. He earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of
Georgia. While still in school, Perdue volunteered to serve his country in the U.S. Air Force, receiving an honorable
discharge in 1974 with the rank of captain.

Following a brief tenure as a practicing veterinarian, Perdue returned to his native Georgia and became a successful small
business owner. He started two businesses from the ground up, concentrating in agribusiness and transportation.

His public service began in the 1980s when he served on the Houston County Planning and Zoning Board. He then
successfully ran for the state senate and built a reputation as a skilled listener, patient decision maker, and tireless worker,
earning the bipartisan respect of his colleagues. As a result, he rose quickly to leadership positions. After four years in the
senate, Perdue was selected as majority leader and in 1997 was elected president pro tempore.

Perdue campaigned for governor on a platform of restoring public trust in state government and empowering all Georgians.
He was elected in November 2002 as the first Republican to serve as Georgia's governor since 1872. Governor Perdue has
focused his administration on improving education, providing better access to health care, creating quality jobs for
Georgians, and increasing resources for stronger, safer communities. He has set a clear goal of changing the culture of state
government to be principle-centered, results-driven, and customer-focused using a simple formula made up of two
ingredients: customer service and leadership.

He and his wife Mary have four children and five grandchildren.

Birthdate:                  December 20, 1946
Family:                     Married; four children, five grandchildren
Party:                      Republican
Elected:                    November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:               January 2011

Sonny Perdue          Mary Perdue

FELIX PEREZ CAMACHO was born in Camp Zama, Japan, the son of the late Governor Carlos G. Camacho and Lourdes
Perez Camacho. A graduate of Father Duenas Memorial School, he received a degree in business administration and
finance in 1980 from Marquette University. Camacho has held positions with Pacific Financial Corporation and IBM

In March 1988, Governor Joseph Ada appointed him as deputy director of the Public Utility Agency of Guam. Eight
months later, Camacho was appointed to the Civil Service Commission and later selected by the board to serve as its
executive director. In 1992, Camacho was elected as senator in the twenty-second Guam Legislature, subsequently winning
seats in the twenty-third, twenty-fourth, and twenty-sixth legislatures. In 2000, he was named the legislature’s majority
whip and chairman of the Committee on Tourism, Transportation, and Economic Development.

Camacho was elected as Guam’s sixth governor in 2002. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and participates in
many civic activities. He was honored as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America and received the Pacific Jaycees
Three Young Outstanding People award.

Birthdate:                October 30, 1957
Family:                   Married; three children
Party:                    Republican
Elected:                  November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:             January 2011

Felix Perez Camacho       Joann Camacho

LINDA LINGLE was born on June 4, 1953, in St. Louis, Missouri. When she was 12, her family moved to Southern
California, where she attended public schools. She relocated to Hawai‘i in 1975 after graduating cum laude with a
journalism degree from California State University, Northridge.

In 1976, she founded and began serving as publisher of the Moloka`i Free Press. In 1980, she served as a member of the
Maui County Council, and went on to complete five two-year terms, three representing the island of Moloka`i. In 1990 she
was elected mayor of Maui County and served two terms.

Governor Lingle was elected as the state’s chief executive in 2002 and re-elected by the largest margin in state history in
2006. Since first taking office she has been committed to bringing about a “New Beginning” for the people of Hawai‘i by
making state government more open, transparent and responsive. Governor Lingle and her Administration have expanded
and diversified the economy while returning fiscal discipline to government. Now, Hawaii’s vibrant economy is the
strongest it has been in more than a decade and continues to grow faster than the national average.

Governor Lingle signed a series of “Energy for Tomorrow” bills in 2006 that furthered her Administration’s bold and
comprehensive strategy for achieving energy self-sufficiency and economic security. She has worked closely with the
White House Council of Environmental Quality in designating the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands as a National
Monument, thus affording the highest possible protection from the federal government.

Governor Lingle and her Administration are working to develop immediate and long-term solutions to Hawaii’s homeless
problem: to significantly increase the supply of affordable housing, provide more financial assistance to low-income renters
and better maintain the state’s public housing projects. Lingle is also keeping Hawai‘i on the move by expanding and better
maintaining the state’s transportation infrastructure. This includes upgrading state highways and commercial harbors, and
launching a $2.3 billion modernization program to create a world-class airport system.

Among Governor Lingle’s top priorities for her second term is the Hawai‘i Innovation Initiative. The initiative brings
together and promotes innovation in education, the economy, workforce development, state government and in linking
Hawai‘i to the global economy. Building on the capabilities and creativity of the people of Hawai‘i, innovation will help to
reorient the state’s economy to better meet the new challenges of the global economy while ensuring the preservation of all
that makes Hawai‘i special.

Birthdate:                 June 4, 1953
Family:                    Single
Party:                     Republican
Elected:                   November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:              December 2011

Linda Lingle

C.L. "BUTCH" OTTER was born in Caldwell, Idaho on May 3, 1942. He graduated from St. Teresa's Academy (now
Bishop Kelly High School) in Boise, attended Boise Junior College (now Boise State University), and received a bachelor
of arts degree in political science from the College of Idaho (now Albertson College of Idaho) in 1967.

Otter served honorably in the Idaho Army National Guard's 116th Armored Cavalry from 1968 to 1973, and later was
awarded honorary doctorates from Mindanao State University in the Philippines and Albertson College of Idaho in
Caldwell, Idaho.

Otter's 30-year career in business included membership on the board of directors of the J.R. Simplot Company. He also
served as director of the Food Products Division, president of Simplot Livestock, and president of Simplot International.
Otter served for four terms as Idaho's lieutenant governor. He served in that office longer than anyone in Idaho history. He
previously represented the people of Canyon County in the Idaho House of Representatives for two terms (1973-1976), was
on the Idaho Republican Party Central Committee and was chairman of the Canyon County Republican Party. He served
three terms in Congress representing Idaho's 1st District (2000-2006).

Otter is a father of four and grandfather of three. He is married to the former Lori Easley. They live on their ranch near Star.

Birthdate:                 May 3, 1942
Family:                    Married; four children; three grandchildren
Party:                     Republican
Elected:                   November 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

C.L. "Butch" Otter          Lori Otter

ROD R. BLAGOJEVICH was born on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Northwestern University
in 1979 and earned a law degree from Pepperdine University in 1983. After holding political offices in the Illinois General
Assembly and the U.S. House of Representatives, Blagojevich was elected governor of Illinois in November 2002 and
reelected in November 2006.

During his term as governor, Blagojevich enacted important changes that expanded access to healthcare, improved
education, bolstered public safety and spurred growth in Illinois’ economy. Blagojevich’s vision and efforts made
affordable health insurance available to all children under the award-winning All Kids program. He also raised the
eligibility for Family Care to provide more low-wage working parents with adequate health care, and launched Illinois
Cares Rx which protects Illinois seniors from gaps in the federal Medicare Part D program.

Blagojevich has made education a top priority, investing $3.8 billion in new funding for Illinois schools during his first
term. He also established Preschool for All which will offer free, high-quality preschool to every three and four-year old,
starting with those most at-risk of academic failure. Because of his dedication to early childhood education, funding for
preschool has gone up 75% over the past 5 years, giving 35,000 at-risk kids the opportunity to get a head-start on a good

Since 2004, when Blagojevich raised the minimum wage to $6.50 an hour, Illinois has added more than 150,000 new jobs.
In 2006, he won legislative approval for two additional increases in Illinois’ minimum wage that will take effect in July of
2007 and 2010. In addition, during his first term, the state invested more than $60 million to advance the skills of more than
230,000 Illinois workers at almost 4,700 companies through a vital workforce-training program to ensure that Illinois
employees have relevant skills both today and in future.

Blagojevich's public safety initiatives are far-reaching, taking extra steps to protect Illinoisans from homeland security
threats, identity theft and hate crimes. During his first term, the Governor launched a new Internet Crimes Unit, which is
dedicated solely to combating online crime; hired 320 new frontline Illinois State Troopers; and dramatically reduced a
long-standing backlog of untested DNA evidence by launching a new initiative that enables the Illinois State Police (ISP) to
perform all forensic DNA analysis in-house.

Blagojevich and his wife Patti have two young daughters, Amy and Annie.

Birthdate:                 December 10, 1956
Family:                    Married; two children
Party:                     Democrat
Elected:                   November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Rod Blagojevich     Patti Blagojevich

MITCHELL E. DANIELS, JR was born on April 7, 1949 and spent his childhood years in Pennsylvania and Georgia. In
1967, President Lyndon Johnson named Daniels a Presidential Scholar as the state's top male high school graduate. Daniels
went on to earn a bachelor's degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton
University in 1971. While working full-time, he earned a law degree from Georgetown University in 1979.

Daniels has called not only upon his experience in business, but also on his past service as chief of staff to Senator Richard
Lugar, senior advisor to President Ronald Reagan, and director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under
President George W. Bush. He also served in the private sector as an executive at Eli Lilly and Company and CEO of the
Hudson Institute. He is using this experience to focus on strengthening Indiana’s economy, reforming state government,
and generating the fiscal integrity of the state.

Daniels was elected governor of Indiana in 2004. As governor, he reorganized the state’s commerce department into the
public-private Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), became chairman of its board, and ordered it to act at
the speed of business, not the speed of government, to attract new jobs. During its first year, the IEDC closed more
transactions than in the previous two years combined. In 2006, the IEDC topped its 2005 results in only ten months.

In 2005, Daniels led the state to its first balanced budget in eight years and, without a tax increase, turned the $600 million
deficit he inherited into a $300 million surplus in a single year. Governor Daniels used this surplus to repay hundreds of
millions of dollars the state had borrowed from Indiana's public schools in previous administrations.

In 2006, Indiana landed three high profile automotive investments - Toyota, Honda, and Cummins. The governor's focus on
renewing Indiana's agricultural sector and strengthening the state’s rural communities moved Indiana to the forefront in the
biofuel and clean energy areas.

Daniels and his wife Cheri have four daughters: Meagan, Melissa, Meredith and Maggie.

Birthdate:                 April 7, 1949
Family:                    Married; four children
Party:                     Republican
Elected:                   November 2004
Term Expires:              January 2009

Mitch Daniels          Cheri Daniels

CHET CULVER was born in 1966 in suburban Washington D.C. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from
Virginia Tech, where he played football.

Culver began his career as an environmental and consumer advocate in the Iowa attorney general's office. After receiving
his master of arts in teaching at Drake University in 1994, he taught government and history at Roosevelt High School and
Hoover High School in Des Moines, where he also coached both football and basketball.

In 1998, he was elected secretary of state, and was re-elected to the position in 2002. As secretary of state, he created the
Iowa Student Political Awareness Club (ISPAC), a nonpartisan statewide student organization dedicated to increasing civic
and community participation among Iowa's young people.

Governor Culver and his wife Mari have two young children.

Birthdate:                 January 25, 1966
Family:                    Married; two children
Party:                     Democrat
Elected:                   November 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Chet Culver         Mari Culver

KATHLEEN SEBELIUS served as a state representative for eight years and as the elected insurance commissioner of
Kansas for eight years. She became governor of Kansas in 2003, pledging independent leadership to move the state

At the heart of Governor Sebelius’ administration is a commitment to growing the Kansas economy to create jobs; ensuring
that every Kansas child attends an effective and efficient school; protecting Kansas families and communities; and making
health care more affordable.

In 2005, Time magazine named Sebelius one of the nation’s top five governors. As a result of Sebelius’ commitment to
making the state more attractive to business and her success in balancing the state budget without raising taxes, the Kansas
economy has rebounded and more Kansans are working now than ever before. She also made cutting waste in government
a priority, and actions such as the sale of 700 unneeded state cars have added up to nearly $1 billion in savings and
efficiencies during her term.

Because good schools equal good jobs and a growing economy, Sebelius has made improving public education a priority.
Her guiding principle is that when it comes to education and Kansas’ future, simply doing better isn’t good enough. Other
requirements include investments in schools—from preschools to colleges—and that schools be accountable with the
taxpayers’ money.

To protect the safety of Kansans, Sebelius pushed for a law making it harder to obtain ingredients for producing
methamphetamine, and her administration works with local law enforcement to prepare for natural disasters and other
emergencies. She also has called for tougher jail terms for sexual predators and a minimum marriage age. Sebelius is
working to lower health costs that threaten both families and businesses, starting with the 30 percent of every health care
dollar that goes toward administrative expenses. She also has made it easier for Kansans to get low-cost medicines from
Canada and Europe, and is working to help more businesses provide health insurance to their employees.

Sebelius has been married to her husband, Gary, a federal magistrate judge, for 30 years. They have two sons—Ned, a 2003
college graduate; and John, a college junior. Both Sebelius boys are products of the Topeka public school system from pre-
kindergarten through high school. Sebelius also is the first daughter of a U.S. governor (John Gilligan of Ohio, 1971-1975)
to become a governor herself.

Birthdate:                 May 15, 1948
Family:                    Married; two children
Party:                     Democrat
Elected:                   November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Kathleen Sebelius     Gary Sebelius

ERNIE FLETCHER was born in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky
College of Engineering in 1974. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an F-4E Aircraft Commander and NORAD Alert Force
Commander, leading flights that intercepted Soviet military aircraft during the Cold War. After leaving the Air Force, he
graduated from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine in 1984 and became a family practice physician. He
served for two years as CEO of the Saint Joseph Medical Foundation.

Fletcher began his political career in the Kentucky Legislature in 1995 as representative of the state's 78th district. He
served on the Kentucky Commission on Poverty and the Task Force on Higher Education, and was appointed by the
governor to assist with reforming Kentucky's ailing health-care system.

In 1998, he was elected to represent the 6th Congressional District of Kentucky. During his career in the U.S. House, he
initially served on the Budget, Education and Workforce, and Agriculture Committees, before serving on the influential
House Committee on Energy and Commerce and as chairman of the Policy Subcommittee on Health. Fletcher's legislative
priorities included: improving health care and Medicare; ensuring educational opportunities for all children; making taxes
fairer, flatter and simpler; and protecting family farmers. He was also a major force behind the Patient Bill of Rights in

On November 4, 2003, Fletcher was elected governor of Kentucky with 55 percent of the votes, becoming Kentucky's first
Republican governor since 1971. One of Fletcher's top priorities is economic development, and since coming into office,
more than 49,741 jobs have been created, ranking Kentucky 4th best among states. Fletcher streamlined state government,
condensing the number of cabinets from 14 to nine, and dissolved the former Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and
created the new Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, which promotes and regulates Kentucky's signature industry. He has
rolled back unnecessary, burdensome Medicaid requirements and unveiled a plan to modernize Medicaid and focus on
improvements in care, benefit management and technology. Because of his medical career and his passion for health,
Governor Fletcher unveiled "Get Healthy Kentucky!," an initiative to promote healthier lifestyles for all Kentuckians.

Fletcher married his high school sweetheart, Glenna, and they have two children and four grandchildren.

Birthdate:                 November 12, 1952
Family:                    Married; two children, four grandchildren
Party:                     Republican
Elected:                   November 2003
Term Expires:              December 2007

Ernie Fletcher         Glenna Fletcher

KATHLEEN BABINEAUX BLANCO was born in Coteau, and she received a bachelor’s degree in business education
from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Before joining the public sector, she taught at Breaux Bridge High School, a
public school in Southwest Louisiana.

Blanco began her career as a public servant in 1984, when she became the first woman ever elected to represent the people
of Lafayette in the state legislature. Five years later she was elected to the Public Service Commission, where she became
the first woman to serve as a commissioner and, later, she was the first woman to chair the Commission from 1993 to 1994.

Blanco was elected lieutenant governor in 1995, and was overwhelmingly re-elected to her second term in 1999, winning
80 percent of the vote. As the state’s second-highest official, she supervised the Department of Culture, Recreation and
Tourism. Under her leadership, tourism in Louisiana increased by 41 percent. This growth led to a $2.5 billion increase in
the tourism industry’s economic contribution to the state and the creation of 21,000 new tourism-related jobs.

On January 12, 2004, Blanco became the first woman to serve as governor of Louisiana. In her long, distinguished career,
Governor Blanco has served the people with a vision of creating a new Louisiana filled with hope and opportunity for all
citizens. As governor, her top priorities include: providing affordable, accessible health care, improving the state’s
education system, and creating a strong and vibrant economy. Important challenges which Governor Blanco outlined in her
inaugural address include: expanding the economy and creating quality jobs; building an effective health care system;
improving roads and highways; rebuilding Louisiana’s coastline; protecting farmers; and ensuring that all citizens, no
matter their age, have superior educational opportunities.

Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco and her husband Raymond have been married since 1964. They are the parents of six
children and the proud grandparents of seven.

Birthdate:                 December 15, 1942
Family:                    Married; six children, seven grandchildren
Party:                     Democrat
Elected:                   November 2003
Term Expires:              January 2008

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Raymond Blanco

JOHN BALDACCI was born in Bangor, Maine. While working at the family restaurant in his hometown of Bangor, he
earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Maine in Orono.

Baldacci began his political career at 23 when he was elected to the Bangor City Council. In 1982, he was elected to the
Maine State Senate, where he served for twelve years. Baldacci was elected to the United States House of Representatives
in 1994 and reelected by wide margins in 1996, 1998, and 2000. During his service in the House, he was a member of the
Agriculture, Small Business, and Transportation Committees. Baldacci was sworn in as governor of Maine on January 8,

As governor, Baldacci has won approval for major initiatives including Dirigo Health, the Community College System, and
Pine Tree Zones. Dirigo Health is a comprehensive reform of the state's health care system that includes measures to
control growth of health care costs, improve the quality of care statewide, and ensure access to affordable coverage. The
Community College System, which was adopted in 2003, converted technical colleges in Maine to community colleges.
And the Pine Tree Zone program provides tax incentives to encourage business growth in targeted areas of Maine.

Governor Baldacci, his wife, Karen, and son, Jack, reside at the Blaine House (the Governor’s Mansion) in Augusta.

Birthdate:                January 30, 1955
Family:                   Married; one child
Party:                    Democrat
Elected:                  November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:             January 2011

John Baldacci       Karen Baldacci

MARTIN O'MALLEY was born January 18, 1963, in Washington D.C, and grew up in Bethesda and Rockville, Maryland,
the eldest son in a family of six children. O'Malley attended Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. He
participated in the renowned Eagle program, serving in tutoring programs and other efforts to provide assistance for the
residents in the impoverished neighborhood surrounding the school. O'Malley received his bachelor's degree from Catholic
University and a law degree from the University of Maryland.

In 1986, while in law school, he was named by then-Congresswoman Barbara Mikulski as state field director for her
successful primary and general election campaigns for the U.S. Senate. From 1987 to 1988 he served as a legislative fellow
for Senator Mikulski, where he focused on obtaining federal funding for projects in the State of Maryland. In 1988,
O'Malley was appointed assistant state's attorney for the city of Baltimore. He served on the Baltimore City Council from
1991 to 1999, during which time he was chairman of the Legislative Investigations and Taxation and Finance Committees.
In 1999, O'Malley was elected mayor of Baltimore. In 2004, O'Malley was elected to a second term as mayor of Baltimore
receiving 88% of the vote. During his six years as mayor of Baltimore City, O'Malley worked with the city’s citizens and
public servants to make it a more beautiful, cleaner city where people want to live and businesses want to invest.

O'Malley and his wife Katie, a district court judge, live in Northeast Baltimore with their daughters, Grace and Tara, and
sons William and Jack. They are members of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Birthdate:                 January 18, 1963
Family:                    Married; four children
Party:                     Democrat
Elected:                   November 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Martin O’Malley      Katie O’Malley

DEVAL PATRICK was born on July 31, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois. Patrick came to the Commonwealth at the age of 14.
He was awarded a scholarship to Milton Academy through A Better Chance, a Boston-based organization. After graduating
from Milton, Patrick went on to Harvard, the first in his family to attend college. He received his degree, with honors, in
1978 and spent a post-graduate year working on a United Nations youth training project in the Darfur region of Sudan. He
returned to Cambridge to attend Harvard Law School in the fall of 1979.

Following law school, Patrick served as a law clerk to a federal appellate judge before joining the NAACP Legal Defense
and Education Fund. In 1986, he joined the Boston law firm of Hill & Barlow and was named partner in 1990, at the age of
34. In 1994, President Clinton appointed Patrick Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, the nation's top civil rights
post. During his tenure, Patrick led the largest criminal investigation prior to September 11th, coordinating state, local and
federal agencies to investigate church burnings throughout the South in the mid-1990s.

Patrick returned to private practice in 1997 with the Boston firm of Day, Berry & Howard. That same year, he was
appointed by a federal district court to serve as the first chairperson of Texaco's Equality and Fairness Task Force. Patrick
was hired by Texaco in 1999 to serve as vice president and general counsel leading the company’s global legal affairs. In
2000, Patrick joined The Coca-Cola Company as executive vice president and general counsel. He was elected to the
additional role of corporate secretary in 2002, and served as part of the company’s senior leadership team as a member of
the executive committee.

Patrick is the Commonwealth’s first African-American governor. Patrick and his wife Diane have been married for over
two decades and have two college-age daughters, Sarah and Katherine.

Birthdate:                 July 31, 1956
Family:                    Married; two daughters
Party:                     Democrat
Elected:                   November 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Deval Patrick              Diane Patrick

JENNIFER GRANHOLM was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is an honors graduate of both the University of
California at Berkeley and Harvard Law School. Granholm began her career in public service as a judicial clerk for 6th
Circuit Court of Appeals. Granholm became a federal prosecutor in Detroit in 1990. In 1994, Granholm was appointed
Wayne County Corporation Counsel. She was elected Michigan’s first female attorney general in 1998.

Granholm was elected governor in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. Since taking office, she has successfully resolved more
than $4 billion in budget deficits. She has worked to ensure that state government spends every penny efficiently, while
aggressively pursuing her top priority of putting Michigan families first.

Granholm has employed a comprehensive economic agenda which includes creating thousands of jobs for Michigan
workers by accelerating infrastructure projects, training unemployed workers for high-demand jobs, and diversifying
Michigan’s economy through an unprecedented $2 billion 21st Century Jobs Fund. She has convinced more than 90
companies, including Google, to choose Michigan for relocation or expansion; and her two investment missions to Japan
have brought back millions of dollars in new investment and more than a thousand new jobs.

Granholm has expanded health care coverage for 300,000 uninsured Michiganians. She saved the state nearly $40 million
in 2003 by introducing the nation's first bulk-buying pool for prescription drugs. In 2004, she extended those savings to
citizens by introducing the MiRx Card which provides discount prescription drugs to thousands of uninsured families. Her
Michigan First Health Care plan will be the first in the state’s history to extend universal access to affordable health care to
every family in Michigan.

Granholm has increased spending for Michigan’s public schools to record levels. She has championed universal access to
higher education. In December 2006, she signed legislation creating the Michigan Promise scholarship, a program that will
award $4,000 to every Michigan student who successfully completes two years of post-secondary education.
In the face of rising fuel prices that followed hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Granholm increased the number of gas station
inspectors to ensure that Michigan consumers were getting what they paid for. In 2005, Governing magazine named
Michigan the third best-managed state in the nation.

Granholm serves as vice chair of the Democratic Governors Association and chair of the Health and Human Services
Committee of the National Governors Association.

She and her husband, Daniel G. Mulhern, have three children.

Birthdate:                  February 5, 1959
Family:                     Married; three children
Party:                      Democrat
Elected:                    November 2002, November 2006
Term Expires:               January 2011

Jennifer Granholm Daniel Granholm Mulhern

TIM PAWLENTY was first elected governor in 2002, with the state facing a $4.5 billion budget deficit—the largest in state
history. Just months after Pawlenty took office, the legislature adopted his plan to eliminate the deficit without raising
taxes. In 2005, Governor Pawlenty balanced the state budget again without raising taxes. At the end of 2006, it was
announced that under Pawlenty’s leadership, Minnesota’s $4.5 billion deficit had been transformed into a $2.2 billion

Besides bringing Minnesota from historic budget crisis to financial security, Pawlenty fought for and oversaw passage of a
dramatic overhaul and improvement of the state's education standards; an $800 million increase in K-12 education spending
along with a nation-leading teacher performance pay program; health care reforms that led to a zero percent premium
increase in the state insurance program; significant welfare reform; tort liability reform; a range of new government
efficiency initiatives; the creation of a nation-leading prescription drug website; and a doubling of the state's ethanol
standard to increase use of renewable fuels and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

Pawlenty grew up in South St. Paul, Minnesota. The only child in his family to graduate from college, he attended the
University of Minnesota and practiced law in the private sector. His public service career includes serving as a criminal
prosecutor, Eagan City Council member, and ten-year member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, including four
years as House majority leader.

Pawlenty serves as vice chair of the National Governors Association and on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council,
the Achieve Inc. board of directors, and the James B. Hunt Jr. Institute board of directors. He is chair of the Midwestern
Governors Association and is a former chair of the Governors Ethanol Coalition.

Pawlenty and his wife, Mary, have two daughters.

Birthdate:                November 27, 1960
Family:                   Married; two children
Party:                    Republican
Elected:                  November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:             January 2011

Tim Pawlenty         Mary Pawlenty

HALEY BARBOUR was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He earned a law degree from the University of Mississippi Law
School in 1973. He advised President Ronald Reagan as director of the White House Office of Political Affairs, and served
two terms as chairman of the Republican National Committee. Prior to his election as governor, he headed Barbour Griffith
and Rogers, one of the nation’s top lobbying firms. In November 2003, Barbour was elected Mississippi’s governor in the
largest voter turnout in a gubernatorial election in state history.

As governor, Barbour has enacted the most comprehensive tort reform in the nation, restoring balance for plaintiffs and
defendants in the state’s civil justice system. He implemented, “Momentum Mississippi,” an update to the state’s long-
range economic development strategy. Mississippi has now seen the largest increase in net new jobs since 1999 and the
largest increase in personal income since 1998. He also initiated the most comprehensive overhaul of workforce training
and development programs in state history.

Barbour implemented across-the-board reforms in public education. The new law rewards teacher and school performance,
reduces state bureaucracy and strengthens discipline. Also, during his term state funding has increased for public education
from K-12 through community colleges, and the state’s universities and colleges. He saved the Medicaid program for truly
needy recipients, emphasizing preventative care and implementing the strongest anti-fraud plan in the history of Mississippi
Medicaid. Barbour and the legislature passed six pro-life laws that make Mississippi “the safest place in America for an
unborn child,” according to a national right-to-life organization.

In the face of the worst natural disaster in American history – Hurricane Katrina, which struck on August 29, 2005 –
Governor Barbour took the lead early on helping Mississippians rebuild and recover. He and First Lady Marsha Barbour
worked tirelessly and innovatively with local, state and national leadership to tap into many resources of assistance for
victims of Hurricane Katrina. Barbour created the Governor’s Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding, and Renewal to
develop a broad vision for opportunities to help South Mississippi rebuild bigger and better than ever. For his leadership
after Katrina, Governor Barbour was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award.

Governor Barbour is a deacon in the First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City, where he has taught Sunday school. He and
his wife Marsha have two sons, Sterling and Reeves, and one grandson.

Birthdate:                 October 22, 1947
Family:                    Married; two children
Party:                     Republican
Elected:                   November 2003
Term Expires:              January 2008

Haley Barbour          Marsha Barbour

Governor Blunt was born November 20, 1970 in Strafford, Missouri. He received his bachelor’s degree from the United
States Naval Academy. He went on to serve as an engineering officer aboard the USS JACK WILLIAMS (FFG-24) and as
the navigator and administrative officer on the USS PETERSON (DD-969).

Blunt previously served as a member of the Missouri General Assembly and as secretary of state. As secretary of state,
Blunt led the successful efforts to reform state election laws and to make significant technological enhancements that allow
Missouri businesses to file documents with the office any time they choose.

Blunt was elected governor in 2004. As governor, he has increased state funding for Missouri’s public schools by nearly a
third of a billion dollars and secured a significant $20 million increase in state support for Missouri's two and four year
higher education institutions. He signed into law significant regulatory reforms that will lower costs for small business
owners in the state. Blunt enacted the Missouri Quality Jobs Act, a new approach to economic development, to provide
people in Missouri with a new tool to attract good, family supporting jobs to the state. In 2006, he launched the Downtown
Revitalization Economic Assistance for Missouri (DREAM) Initiative to help communities more efficiently and effectively
engage in downtown revitalization efforts.

Blunt has taken aggressive steps to keep dangerous sexual predators away from Missouri’s children. Missouri now has a
version of Jessica’s Law to ensure sex offenders who commit sexual crimes on young children stay in jail at least 30 years
and are monitored their entire lives. He also signed a law that made Missouri one of the first states to utilize global
positioning satellite (GPS) technology to track certain sex offenders. In addition, he expanded the sexual offender registry
and added new tools to make it a more powerful resource for parents.

In 2006 Blunt signed legislation requiring that gasoline sold in Missouri be blended with 10 percent ethanol by 2008. The
Missouri Renewable Fuel Standard Act is a major step the state is taking to position Missouri as a leader in ethanol
production and utilization.

Blunt took steps to protect Missourians from the devastating methamphetamine epidemic. The legislation signed by Blunt
has resulted in a 45 percent reduction over the previous year in the number of methamphetamine incidents in the state.
Blunt and his wife Melanie have one son, William Branch Blunt.

Birthdate:                 November 20, 1970
Family:                    Married; one son
Party:                     Republican
Elected:                   November 2004
Term Expires:              January 2009

Matt Blunt           Melanie Blunt

BRIAN SCHWEITZER was born and raised on his parents’ cattle ranch in Judith Basin, on the Great Plains of Eastern
Montana. He earned a bachelor of science degree in international agronomy from Colorado State University, and a master
of science in soil science from Montana State University.

Schweitzer brings a global perspective to his job as governor. As a young agronomist, Schweizer went overseas and
worked for a decade to bring American agricultural methods to the developing world. In Africa, Asia, Europe and South
America, and during seven years in Saudi Arabia, he oversaw large-scale irrigation projects and the construction of several
of the world’s largest dairies.

Schweitzer returned to Montana in 1986 to raise a family and begin ranching, and became active in farm and rural policy.
In 1993 he was appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture to serve on the USDA Farm Service Agency committee Montana,
and later served on the National Drought Task Force and the Montana Rural Development partnership Board. In 1999, he
decided to run for the U.S. Senate as an unknown candidate, against a strong incumbent whom he narrowly missed

Schweitzer was elected governor in 2006. In his first year in office, he received high marks for delivering on his priorities
outlined on inauguration day: Incentives for bio-fuel and wind-energy production; an historic increase in public education
spending along with a balanced budget and no new taxes; stronger protection of public lands for hunting, fishing and
camping and a purchasing-pool for small businesses who want to buy health insurance for workers but cannot afford it.
Schweitzer has also become a leading voice on national resource issues, ranging from bison management in Yellowstone
National Park, the importation of infected cattle from Canada, and American dependence on foreign oil. He has been a
vocal proponent of increased domestic production of clean energy and biofuels to replace foreign oil. Schweitzer’s
proposal for making synthetic petroleum out of coal—as they do in South Africa—while capturing and sequestering
greenhouse-gases such as carbon dioxide, has received national attention. In this regard, he is perhaps the only governor
whose vehicles are powered by both biodiesel and ultra-clean diesel from coal.

He and his wife Nancy have raised three children and a now-famous border collie, Jag.

Birthdate:                 September 4, 1955
Family:                    Married; three children
Party:                     Democrat
Elected:                   November 2004
Term Expires:              January 2009

Brian Schweitzer       Nancy Schweitzer

DAVE HEINEMAN was born in Falls City, Nebraska. In 1970, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at
West Point and served five years in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of captain. He is also a graduate of the Army's
Airborne and Ranger Schools. Heineman served as the chief of staff for former Congressman Hal Daub and the Fremont
Area office manager for former Congressman Doug Bereuter.

Heineman served on the Fremont City Council from 1990 – 1994. He was elected Nebraska state treasurer in 1994 and re-
elected in 1998. Heineman was elected lieutenant governor in 2002. As lieutenant governor, he served as Nebraska's first-
ever director of homeland security, chairman of the Nebraska Information Technology Commission (NITC), and as
presiding officer of the Nebraska Legislature.

In 2005, Heineman succeeded Governor Mike Johanns upon the Governor’s presidential appointment as U.S. secretary of
agriculture. Heineman was elected to his first full term as governor in 2006.Heineman’s vision for Nebraska is based on
four priorities: education, economic vitality, efficiency in government, and protecting families. He worked with the
Nebraska Legislature to pass the most comprehensive jobs creation and economic incentive legislation since the 1980s.
Called the Nebraska Advantage, this package was designed to create jobs in both rural and urban Nebraska and is expected
to create more than 50,000 jobs during the next eight years. He also signed into law a no-tax-increase, balanced budget that
provided for prioritized investments in K-12 education, the University of Nebraska and state and community colleges.

A leader for Nebraska’s agriculture industry, Governor Heineman has secured two $30 million trade agreements with Cuba
for Nebraska wheat, soybeans, dry beans, pork, and beef. Both were the largest trade agreements ever signed by an
American state with Cuba. Under his watch, Nebraska has also opened its first-ever international trade office abroad, The
Nebraska Center in Tokyo, Japan, and he is planning an economic development trip to Asia this fall

Heineman is Chairman of the National Governors Association’s Economic Development Committee, Chairman of the
Governors’ Ethanol Coalition, and is the lead Governor for the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) on Farm Bill
Reauthorization. He is also a member of the Governors’ Biotechnology Partnership.

Heineman and his wife Sally Ganem have one son, Sam.

Birthdate:                 May 12, 1948
Family:                    Married; one son
Party:                     Republican
Succeeded:                 January 2005
Elected:                   November 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Dave Heineman        Sally Ganem

JIM GIBBONS was born and raised in Sparks, Nevada, and attended Nevada public schools and universities. Gibbons
earned a B.S. in Geology from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a Master's degree in mining/geology from the
University of Nevada's Mackay School of Mines. He went on to earn his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law
and completed his post-graduate work at the University of Southern California.

Gibbons served three terms in the Nevada State Legislature. He was first elected to represent Nevada's 2nd District in the
House of Representatives in 1996. He was re-elected to a fifth term in November 2004. Gibbons served as chairman of
several key subcommittees dealing with our nation’s intelligence capabilities, our homeland security, our military and our
natural resources. He also was a founding member and co-chairman of the Congressional Mining Caucus and co-chairman
of the House Gaming Caucus. Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack he authored and introduced bi-partisan
legislation which would become the basis for the Homeland Security Act which created the Department of Homeland

Gibbons is a former combat pilot and decorated veteran of both the Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars. He served in the
United States Air Force from 1967 to 1971 and graduated from the USAF Air Command and Staff College as well as the
Air War College. He joined the Nevada Air Guard in 1975, attaining the rank of colonel, and served as the group's vice
commander from 1990 through 1996. He transferred from the Nevada Air Guard to the Air Force Reserves, where he
served until 1998.

Throughout his military service, Gibbons received 19 service medals, including the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying
Cross, Air Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Aerial Achievement Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal with One
Oak Leaf Cluster. He was also awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his extraordinary achievement while
participating as an RF-4C Flight Leader in the Gulf War.

Gibbons also spent many years working in the private sector as a commercial airline pilot, as a hydrologist for the Federal
Water Master, as a mining and exploration geologist, and as a mining and water rights attorney in Nevada.
Jim and his wife Dawn have three children, Christopher, Jennifer, and Jimmy, and four grandchildren.

Birthdate:                 December 16, 1944
Family:                    Married; three children, four grandchildren
Party:                     Republican
Elected:                   November 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Jim Gibbons                Dawn Gibbons

New Hampshire
JOHN LYNCH was born in Waltham, Massachusetts. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of New
Hampshire in 1974, an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and a law degree from Georgetown University Law
Center. Early in his career, Lynch served as director of admissions at the Harvard Business School. Later, as the president
and CEO of Knoll, Inc., a national furniture manufacturer, he transformed a company losing $50 million a year into one
making a profit of nearly $240 million. He was appointed to the University System of New Hampshire's board of trustees in
2000, serving as chair from 2001 to 2004.

Inaugurated as governor of New Hampshire in January 2005, Lynch is bringing a renewed spirit of bipartisan cooperation
to the state house and working to make progress on the issues important to New Hampshire families: improving education,
reducing health care costs, protecting the environment, and creating good jobs. In his first months in office, Governor
Lynch joined with bipartisan coalitions of legislators to pass legislation to stabilize health care costs for small businesses; to
eliminate a projected $300 million budget deficit; to safeguard New Hampshire’s natural resources; and to improve the
state’s education funding system. In 2006, Lynch is focusing on a number of initiatives, including enacting the Child
Protection Act, one of the toughest and most comprehensive efforts in the country to protect children against sexual
predators; reducing the state's high dropout rate; and raising the compulsory school attendance age from 16 to 18.

Governor Lynch and his wife, Susan, live in Hopkinton, and have three children—Jacqueline, a sophomore at the
University of New Hampshire; and Julia and Hayden, who attend local public schools.

Birthdate:                  November 25, 1952
Family:                     Married; three children
Party:                      Democrat
Elected:                    November 2004, 2006
Term Expires:               January 2009

John Lynch            Susan Lynch

New Jersey
JON CORZINE was born on January 1, 1947, and grew up on a small family farm in the central Illinois community of
Willey's Station. His father farmed and sold insurance; his mother was a public school teacher. His interest in politics was
forged in his farming community. It was there that he learned the meaning of hard work and the opportunities afforded by a
strong education system.

Corzine graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1969 and enlisted in the U.S.
Marine Corps Reserves. He remained in the reserves until 1975. After his active duty in the Marine Corps, he began his
career in finance, working as a portfolio analyst at the Continental Illinois National Bank in Chicago. He enrolled in the
graduate business school of the University of Chicago in 1970, first attending classes at night. He received his MBA in
1973, and went to work at Bank Ohio, a regional bank in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1975, Corzine was recruited by Goldman Sachs, the New York investment firm, and he and his family moved to New
Jersey. He was named a partner at Goldman Sachs in 1980, and became chairman and chief executive officer in 1994. He
left Goldman Sachs in May 1999 after successfully converting the investment firm from a private partnership to a public
company. During his leadership at Goldman Sachs, the business magazine Fortune named Goldman Sachs one of the 10
best companies to work for in America. The governor was named by Time magazine as one of the top 50 technology
executives in the country in 1997.

Corzine was elected to the United States Senate in November 2000. During his time in the Senate, he focused on serving
the state of New Jersey, applying his financial expertise to major economic and regulatory issues, and pushing a forward-
looking, progressive agenda.

In 2005, Corzine announced his candidacy for the governorship of New Jersey, promising to bring the same business
practices and integrity that helped him run Goldman Sachs to state government. He built his campaign around his
comprehensive ethics proposal, revamping the state’s property tax system, building a stronger economy, and improving
education and healthcare. Corzine was sworn in as New Jersey’s 54th governor on January 17, 2006.

Corzine has three children.

Birthdate: January 1, 1947
Birth State: Illinois
Family: Divorced; three children
Party: Democrat
Elected: November 2005
Term Expires: January 2010

Jon Corzine

New Mexico
BILL RICHARDSON served for 15 years as representative of New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. He was the U.S.
ambassador to the United Nations in 1997 and was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 1998 as secretary of the
U.S. Department of Energy. Richardson has been nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Richardson was elected governor of New Mexico in 2002 by the largest margin of any candidate since 1964. During his
gubernatorial campaign, he shook 13,392 hands in a single 8-hour period, shattering a world record set by Theodore
Roosevelt during his 1907 inauguration. In the past three years, Governor Richardson has made good on his campaign
promises to improve education, cut taxes, build a high-wage economy, develop a statewide water plan, and make New
Mexico safer by getting tough on DWI, domestic violence, and sex crimes. New Mexico is now a national leader in job
growth and economic momentum. The state has a balanced budget and one of the highest budget reserves in the country.

Governor Richardson is continuing to move New Mexico forward in 2006, working to improve access to quality health
care, implement an ambitious school reform plan, and make the state a leader in renewable energy and clean energy
technologies. During a recent special legislative session, he successfully pushed for gasoline price rebates and home-
heating relief for every New Mexican.

Richardson was recently re-elected to serve a second term as chairman of the Democratic Governors’ Association. He is
past chairman of the Western Governors’ Association, the Border Governors’ Conference, and the Democratic National
Convention (2004). He serves on the Natural Resources Committee of the National Governors Association.

Birthdate:                November 15, 1947
Family:                   Married
Party:                    Democrat
Elected:                  November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:             January 2011

Bill Richardson             Barbara Richardson

New York
ELIOT SPITZER was born on June 10, 1959 in the Bronx. He received his undergraduate degree from the Woodrow
Wilson School at Princeton University and his law degree from Harvard Law School. After law school, he clerked for U.S.
District Judge Hon. Robert W. Sweet.

Spitzer has worked as an attorney in both the public and private sectors. He has worked for the law firms Paul, Weiss,
Rifkind; Wharton & Garrison; and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. As a prosecutor in the Rackets Bureau of the
Manhattan district attorney's office, Spitzer served as the lead attorney in a prominent case that broke the Gambino family's
stranglehold on the garment industry in New York.

After his first campaign for attorney general in 1994, he devoted much of his time to traveling the state from Montauk to
Niagara Falls, getting to know the people of New York by visiting them in their cities, towns, and villages. He learned from
them of the problems they face every day, and of the hopes they have for their futures.

Spitzer was elected New York State attorney general in 1998 and reelected in 2002. His historic accomplishments on behalf
of the people of New York earned him national recognition. In 2002, after his landmark settlement with ten of the nation's
largest securities firms over charges of misleading investors, Time Magazine named Spitzer "Crusader of the Year."

Governor Spitzer and his wife Silda have three daughters.

Birthdate:                 June 19, 1959
Family:                    Married; three children
Party:                     Democrat
Elected:                   November 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Eliot Spitzer              Silda Wall Spitzer

North Carolina
MIKE EASLEY was born in Nash County, North Carolina in 1950. The second of seven children, he was raised on a
tobacco farm. Easley attended the University of North Carolina and received a bachelor's degree in political science with
honors. In 1975, he graduated cum laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law, where he served as
managing editor of the law review. In 1982, Easley was elected district attorney. One of the state's youngest district
attorneys ever, he was named among USA Today’s top "drug busters." Elected state attorney general in 1992 and re-elected
in 1996, Easley worked to remove the state's prison cap, helped create an environmental crimes task force, and created a
citizens’ rights division to combat hate crimes, child abuse, and elder abuse. He spearheaded efforts to reach the historic
national tobacco settlement and achieved statewide expansion of the Child Victims Assistance Project statewide, which he
had begun in the southeast while serving as district attorney.

Easley was elected governor in November 2000 and re-elected in 2004. He has restored fiscal discipline to the state's
finances while also increasing investments in education and infrastructure, key components to recruiting and retaining high
quality jobs and industry for the state. Since 2001, Easley's use of smart, targeted, performance-based initiatives has
generated more than 25,000 new jobs and $4 billion in investment for the state, earning North Carolina the title “State of
the Year” and No. 1 “Comeback Kid” from Southern Business and Development Magazine in 2005. Despite budget
challenges, Governor Easley has reduced class size in grades K-3, implemented the first statewide pre-kindergarten
program for at-risk children, and introduced measures that have 81 percent of North Carolina’s students performing at or
above grade level on ABC tests. Easley also launched an effort to reform the state's high schools. As part of the governor’s
New Schools Project, he has opened small, economic development-themed high schools across the state focusing on
growing economies, health care, and biotechnology. Easley also created the nation’s first Center for 21st Century Skills to
redesign high school curriculum and better prepare students for college and work in the 21st century.

Governor Easley and his wife Mary have one child, Michael, Jr., who is a student at the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill.

Birthdate:                 March 23, 1950
Family:                    Married; one child
Party:                     Democrat
Elected:                   November 2000, 2004
Term Expires:              January 2009

Mike Easley         Mary Easley

North Dakota
JOHN HOEVEN was born in Bismarck, North Dakota. He earned a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in 1979 and
an MBA from Northwestern University in 1981. Hoeven served as executive vice president of First Western Bank in Minot
from 1986 to 1993, and as president and CEO of the Bank of North Dakota from 1993 to 2000.

Hoeven was elected governor in December 2000 and began working to build North Dakota’s future by focusing on six
pillars of growth: education, economic development, agriculture, energy, technology, and quality of life. Under his
leadership, North Dakota has expanded and diversified its economy, adding many new jobs and businesses. In 2003, North
Dakota led the nation in personal income and wage growth, and in 2005, the state’s rate of growth in per capita personal
income was second.

In his second term as governor, Hoeven remains committed to enhancing the state’s business climate, holding the line on
taxes and promoting North Dakota’s targeted industries. He proposed new initiatives for research and more investments in
education, including increases for teacher compensation and expanded funding for Centers of Excellence, an initiative that
combines education and economic development to create higher-paying jobs and new business opportunities for North
Dakota’s citizens.

Hoeven directed the development of a multi-resource energy program for the state, with incentives in each energy sector, as
well as a conservation component. North Dakota is the sixth largest energy producing and exporting state in the nation, and
Hoeven has worked to advance the state’s traditional energy resources, including lignite coal, oil and gas, while promoting
renewable energy opportunities, such as wind, ethanol, and biodiesel. Hoeven has introduced new laws to strengthen the
state’s violent and sexual offender statutes and to expand efforts to combat substance abuse while helping young users
through rehabilitative programs such as North Dakota’s Drug Courts.

Hoeven serves as chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. He previously served as chair of the
Midwestern Governors Association and the National Governors Association’s Health and Human Services Committee and
Natural Resources Committee, as well as chair of the Governors’ Ethanol Coalition.

Hoeven and his wife Mical (Mikey) have two children, Marcela and Jack.

Birthdate:                March 13, 1957
Family:                   Married; two children
Party:                    Republican
Elected:                  November 2000, 2004
Term Expires:             December 2008

John Hoeven           Mical (Mikey) Hoeven

Northern Mariana Islands
BENIGNO REPEKI FITIAL was born in the Northern Mariana Islands. In 1964, he graduated with honors from Mt.
Carmel High School. He studied business administration at the University of Guam, where he is acknowledged as a
“distinguished alumni.” He previously served as speaker of the Northern Mariana Islands legislature. Governor Fitial is a
member and founder of the CNMI Covenant Party. He and his wife Josie have six children and four grandchildren.

Birth Date:               November 27, 1945
Family:                   Married; six children, four grandchildren
Party:                    Covenant
Elected:                  November 2005
Term Expires:             January 2010

Benigno Fitial        Josie Fitial

TED STRICKLAND was born on August 4, 1941 in Lucasville, Ohio, one of nine children. He received his bachelor's
degree from Asbury College in Kentucky in 1963. He went on to attend the Asbury Theological Seminary and received a
master of divinity. He continued his studies at the University of Kentucky, receiving a doctoral degree in counseling
psychology in 1980.

Strickland has served as a minister, a psychologist, and a college professor. He was an administrator at a Methodist
children's home, an assistant professor of psychology at Shawnee State University, and a consulting psychologist at the
Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF).

In 1992, he was elected to the United States Congress. He helped author the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP),
a federal initiative that now provides health insurance to millions of children of working parents. Strickland brought
millions in investments home to Ohio for roads, technology, economic development and health initiatives.

Strickland is married to Frances Strickland of Simpsonville, Kentucky. Frances is an educational psychologist and author of
a widely-used screening test for kindergarten-age children.

Birthdate:                August 4, 1941
Family:                   Married
Party:                    Democrat
Elected:                  November 2006
Term Expires:             January 2011

Ted Strickland      Frances Strickland

BRAD HENRY, a third generation Oklahoman, was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Henry studied at the University of
Oklahoma as a President's Leadership Scholar, earning a bachelor's degree in economics in 1985. In 1988, he received a
law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He returned to Shawnee to practice law with his father. He
was a member of the Oklahoma State Senate for ten years, serving as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and vice-
chair of the Senate Economic Development Committee.

Henry became governor in January 2003 and was reelected in November 2006 by one of the largest margins for an
Oklahoma gubernatorial election. Henry took office in the midst of the worst budget crisis in Oklahoma history, but he
forged a bipartisan agreement among legislative leaders that shielded education and health care from massive cuts. He
successfully fought to let Oklahoma citizens vote on an education lottery, which they approved to benefit the state’s

During his second year as governor, Henry crafted a five-year strategy to raise the pay of Oklahoma teachers to match the
regional average. He fought for a statewide vote that resulted in the approval of a tribal gaming regulation act to pump
millions of dollars into state classrooms. Henry secured a state vote to fund several vital healthcare initiatives through a
modest increase in the tobacco tax.

In the third year of his administration, Henry continued his pro-economic growth agenda with tax relief, tax rebates, and a
workers’ compensation reform package. He strengthened education through comprehensive school accountability,
increased teacher pay, and succeeded in an initiative upgrading college campuses across the state. Henry also worked
successfully to provide access for more affordable prescription drugs, to bolster funding for road and bridge repair, and to
ensure much-needed assistance for Oklahoma National Guard members and their families.

Henry’s initiative during his fourth year in office strengthened economic development, health care, education and public
safety. He signed into law the largest tax relief in Oklahoma history, launched programs to boost job creation and high-tech
research and development and approved an omnibus Medicaid reform bill. In addition, Henry worked to protect children
from online sex offenders, reduce cases of child abuse and clamp down on methamphetamine traffickers.

Henry and his wife Kim have three daughters. The Henrys participate in a number of civic organizations, and are members
of the First Baptist Church of Shawnee, where Henry has served as an ordained deacon.

Birthdate:                 June 10, 1963
Family:                    Married; three daughters
Party:                     Democrat
Elected:                   November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Brad Henry          Kim Henry

THEODORE (TED) R. KULONGOSKI was born in rural Missouri in 1940 and grew up in St. Louis in a Catholic boys’
home. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and upon returning from duty in Southeast
Asia, spent a few years as a truck driver and a bricklayer in a steel mill in Alton, Illinois. Those experiences and the
availability of the GI Bill gave him the impetus and the financial opportunity to put himself through the University of
Missouri, where he earned his undergraduate and law degrees.

Kulongoski served as a judicial clerk in Eugene and then established his own law firm. Kulongoski is the only governor in
Oregon history to have served in all three branches of state government. He was a member of the Oregon House of
Representatives (1975-1978) and the Oregon State Senate (1978-1983), where he authored the Oregon Public Employee
Collective Bargaining Act. In 1987, he was named one of the top 71 Oregon lawyers in Best Lawyers in America and the
same year was appointed Oregon insurance commissioner, where he led the reform of the Oregon workers’ compensation
system. Elected Oregon attorney general in 1992, he reformed the state juvenile justice system. In 1997, he was elected to
the Oregon Supreme Court where he served until mid-2001.

When Kulongoski was sworn in as governor in January 2003, Oregon faced the largest budget deficit since the Great
Depression. He responded by changing the way Oregon budgets, building a principle-based budget designed to establish
fiscal stability while delivering measurable returns. He made priority investments in economic development, workforce
training and transportation infrastructure that helped turned Oregon’s economy around. He helped create over 150,000 jobs,
attracted over a dozen new major employers to Oregon and substantially reduced the state’s hunger rate.

Winning reelection in 2006, Kulongoski remains committed to ensuring every Oregon child receives the educational
opportunity to succeed and ensuring every student can access higher education or vocational training. In addition, he
continues to work to guarantee no child in Oregon goes without access to affordable health care and to make Oregon a
global leader in renewable and alternative energy.

Kulongoski and his wife, Mary Oberst, have three grown children and he recently became a grandfather. They enjoy
backpacking and hiking. An avid fly-fisherman, Governor Kulongoski will throw a fly in any puddle or stream of water in

Birthdate:                November 5, 1940
Family:                   Married; three children
Party:                    Democrat
Elected:                  November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:             January 2011

Ted Kulongoski      Mary Oberst

EDWARD G. RENDELL was born in New York City on January 5, 1944. After serving in the U.S. Army, he earned a
bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1965 and a law degree from Villanova Law School in 1968.

Rendell was elected to two terms as district attorney for Philadelphia from 1978 to 1985. From 1992 through 1999, Rendell
served as mayor of Philadelphia. Among his many accomplishments as mayor, he eliminated a $250 million deficit,
balanced the city's budget, and generated five straight budget surpluses. He also reduced business and income taxes for four
consecutive years, implemented new revenue-generating initiatives, and dramatically improved services to the city's

During his tenure, Philadelphia saw the end of a six-year job loss trend, and enjoyed six consecutive years of job gains. The
city became nationally and internationally recognized for its enhanced historical tourist attractions, a thriving downtown,
and a booming convention center, and under his leadership won the hosting of the 2000 Republican National Convention.

Rendell served as the general chair of the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 presidential election. He also
was a partner at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, and taught two government and politics courses at the University
of Pennsylvania.

Rendell became governor in 2003, but remains active in the community through membership on a variety of boards.

Birthdate:                 January 5, 1944
Family:                    Married; one child
Party:                     Democrat
Elected:                   November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Edward G. Rendell     Marjorie Rendell

Puerto Rico
ANÍBAL ACEVEDO VILÁ was born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. In 1982, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in political
science from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), graduating magna cum laude. He attended the University of Puerto Rico
School of Law, where he also graduated magna cum laude, was elected vice president of the student council, and served as
editor-in-chief of the UPR Law Review.

 After passing the Puerto Rico Bar, he completed a clerkship at the Puerto Rico Supreme Court. Following this clerkship,
he earned a master of law (LLM) degree from Harvard Law School in 1987. From 1987 to 1988, he served as a law clerk
for the Federal Court of Appeals, First Circuit Court, in Boston. Vilá was elected to the Puerto Rico House of
Representatives in 1992. He was reelected in 1996, and was elected to be House minority leader in 1997. He was elected
resident commissioner of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in 2000 and served in the U.S. House of Representatives until

Vilá was sworn in as governor of Puerto Rico on January 2, 2005. Immediately upon taking office, he presented his vision
for Puerto Rico: the Triangle of Success. This is a comprehensive, forward-looking plan of action with immediate steps in
the areas of education, crime control and prevention, and economic development.

Vilá believes that Puerto Rico is a nation associated with the United States with the consent of its people. For the future, he
supports an enhanced form of commonwealth as the status option for the U.S./Puerto Rico relationship. He has participated
in diverse state, federal, and international forums and has spoken on the issue of Puerto Rico’s status in many educational
settings. He also wrote “En Honor a la Verdad” (In Honor of the Truth), a compilation of speeches on issues regarding
Puerto Rico’s democracy and self-determination.

Governor Acevedo Vilá and his wife, Luisa Gándara, have two children, Gabriela and Juan Carlos.

Birthdate:                 February 13, 1963
Family:                    Married; two children
Party:                     Popular Democratic Party
Elected:                   November 2004
Term Expires:              January 2009

Aníbal Acevedo-Vilá        Luisa Acevedo Vilá

Rhode Island
DON CARCIERI is the oldest of five children. He went through the East Greenwich public school system before attending
Brown University on an academic scholarship, graduating with a degree in international relations.

After teaching, he turned to business and built a career at Old Stone Bank. In his 10 years with the bank, Carcieri rose to the
position of executive vice president. In 1981, he moved his family to Kingston, Jamaica, where he headed the Catholic
Relief Service's West Indies operation.

He brought his family back to Rhode Island in 1983 when he joined Cookson America, where he eventually worked his
way up to the position of CEO and joint managing director of Cookson Group Worldwide. Carcieri is a director of the
Providence Center, Rhode Island's largest community mental health center, and a member of Catholic Relief Services
Leadership Council. He formerly chaired the Rhode Island Math/Science Education Coalition.

He and his wife Sue co-founded the Academy Children's Science Center in East Greenwich. He was elected governor in
November 2002.

Birthdate:                 December 16, 1942
Family:                    Married; four children
Party:                     Republican
Elected:                   November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Don Carcieri      Sue Carcieri

South Carolina
MARK SANFORD was elected governor in 2002 and re-elected in 2006, becoming only the third two-term governor in
state history.

As governor, Sanford’s adopted budget proposals have saved tens of millions of dollars. In 2003, South Carolina was in a
$1 billion financial hole, but through the governor’s push for fiscal responsibility was able to start the 2007 budget process
in the black for the first time in 16 years. Under Governor Sanford’s leadership, South Carolina passed comprehensive tort
reform and cut the marginal income tax rate -- both firsts in state history. At the end of 2006, there were 150,000 more
people working than there were working when Governor Sanford took office. This increased represented a 15-year record
for employment growth.

Sanford brought the Department of Motor Vehicles into the governor’s Cabinet, and reforms there have reduced wait times
by 66 percent. The landmark campaign finance reform and commerce disclosure reform bills signed by Sanford have
brought sunlight and accountability to state government, and, for the first time ever, campaign disclosure reports are now
available online. Sanford has held monthly "Open Door After 4" meetings in his office, where anyone from anywhere in the
state can come by for a visit.

The state passed the first-of-its-kind charter school legislation to provide parents more choices regarding where their
children attend school. In addition, more land has been set aside during his governorship than under any other in South
Carolina history. Further restructuring of South Carolina’s system of government continues to be one of his top priorities in
his efforts to bring accountable and cost-effective government to the state.

Sanford learned the themes of hard work and frugality with two brothers and a sister on their family farm near Beaufort,
South Carolina. He graduated from high school in Beaufort before attending Furman University in Greenville, where he
received a B.A. in business. He later received an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and
went on to work in real estate finance and investment in New York and Charleston, South Carolina. Prior to his election as
governor, Sanford served six years in the U.S. Congress, where he was a tireless advocate for the taxpayer. For his
consistent efforts to lower taxes and limit government growth he was ranked #1 in Congress by Citizens Against
Government Waste.

Sanford and his wife Jenny have four sons: Marshall, Landon, Bolton, and Blake.

Birthdate:                 May 28, 1960
Family:                    Married; four children
Party:                     Republican
Elected:                   November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Mark Sanford           Jenny Sanford

South Dakota
M. MICHAEL “MIKE” ROUNDS, the oldest of 11 children, was born in Huron, South Dakota and is a lifelong resident of
Pierre. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from South Dakota State University in Brookings. From 1991 to
2000, Rounds served five terms in the South Dakota State Senate. In 1995, he was chosen by his peers to serve as Senate
majority leader, a post he held for six years.

Rounds was sworn-in as South Dakota’s 31st governor on January 7, 2003, and re-elected in 2006. Since taking office,
Rounds has been committed to growing South Dakota’s economy, improving the daily lives of South Dakota citizens and
providing opportunities for young people to stay in South Dakota. Working together with the legislature and citizens of
South Dakota, he balanced the state budget, reduced the structural deficit and created a sales tax relief program on food for
individuals within 150 percent of the poverty level.

Rounds reorganized the Department of Education to better embrace the concepts of "No Child Left Behind." During his
tenure, funding in the state aid to education formula grew from $3,889 to $4,496 per student. As part of Rounds’ vision for
education in South Dakota, the 2010 Education (2010E) Initiative was created. This plan was developed to guide South
Dakota’s public education system into the next decade by establishing measurable goals, identifying objectives and
outlining specific action steps. In addition, 2,400 new scholarships were created to encourage college students to stay in
South Dakota and he secured over $27 million in external funding by opening six university research centers to provide our
students graduate work and jobs created by the research.

Under Rounds’ leadership, a law was passed to regulate pharmacy benefits management companies; important clean water
projects were funded; recreational opportunities were expanded; the Missouri River Summit was initiated to discuss the
management of the Missouri River; and the 2010 Economic Development Initiative was designed to set goals for economic
growth and visitor spending in South Dakota.

He also worked with South Dakota’s congressional delegation, the Ellsworth Task Force, and citizens from across South
Dakota to save the Ellsworth Air Force Base from being closed. Rounds was elected chairman of the Western Governors
Association in June 2006. He serves on the Executive Committee of the National Governors Association.

He and his wife Jean Rounds have four children.

Birthdate:                 October 24, 1954
Family:                    Married; four children
Party:                     Republican
Elected:                   November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Mike Rounds           Jean Rounds

PHIL BREDESEN was born on November 21, 1943. He grew up in rural Shortsville, N.Y. He earned a bachelor's degree in
physics from Harvard University. Before entering public service, Bredesen worked in the health care industry. He founded
HealthAmerica Corp., a Nashville-based health care management company. Bredesen served as mayor of Nashville,
Tennessee from 1991 to 1999.

Bredesen was elected Tennessee's governor in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. During his first year in office, Bredesen threw
open the doors to administrative budget hearings, allowing taxpayers to see for the first time the decisions that are made on
how their money is spent. He worked with the General Assembly to manage the state through a fiscal crisis without raising
taxes or cutting funding for education. By Bredesen’s fourth year in office, Tennessee had passed four balanced budgets,
received top rankings from national bond rating agencies and raised its Rainy Day Fund to a record high.

Bredesen set clear priorities for the state, beginning with Tennessee’s number one priority - education. He raised teacher
pay above the Southeastern average and expanded the state’s pilot Pre-K initiative into a program for four-year-olds across
the state. He also created the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation, a statewide expansion of Dolly Parton’s
Imagination Library that offers children free books monthly in all 95 counties.

To recruit new industry and jobs, Bredesen led reform of Tennessee's workers' compensation system and invested in
retraining programs to help laid-off employees develop new skills. Since he took office, 2,889 companies – including
Nissan and International Paper- have expanded in or moved to Tennessee, bringing more than 104,000 jobs and $12.8
billion in new business investment to the state.

Bredesen launched the statewide war on methamphetamine abuse with the Governor’s Meth-Free Tennessee initiative,
which resulted in a 50 percent decline in illegal and toxic meth labs. He also founded the Heritage Conservation Trust
Fund, to increase the state’s land-buying power. Since the group’s creation, Tennessee has worked with public and private
partners to preserve nearly 30,000 acres for the enjoyment of future generations.

In his second term, Bredesen will focus on raising high school and college graduation rates, boosting the economies of
Tennessee’s smaller and mid-sized communities, strengthening public education at every level and promoting access to
health care and healthier lifestyles for all citizens, especially young Tennesseans.
Bredesen and his wife Andrea Conte have one son.

Birthdate:                 November 21, 1943
Family:                    Married; one son
Party:                     Democrat
Elected:                   November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Phil Bredesen      Andrea Conte

RICK PERRY, a fifth generation Texan, hails from Paint Creek, a small farming community where farming, ranching and
public service run in his family. Between 1972 and 1977, he served in the U.S. Air Force flying C-130 tactical airlift
aircraft. Perry graduated from Texas A&M University in1972, where he was a member of the corps of cadets, a junior and
senior yell leader, and an animal science major.

From 1985 to 1991, he served in the Texas House of Representatives. Perry was elected commissioner of agriculture in
1990, and served two terms. As lieutenant governor, Perry worked with legislators to pass a balanced budget that included
record tax cuts, teacher pay raises, and a historic school funding increase.

Perry was sworn in as the 47th governor of Texas on December 21, 2000, and was elected to a four-year term in November
2002. Perry has focused on initiatives to improve education and the job climate, keep taxes low, and ensure disciplined state
spending. In 2003, he joined legislators of both parties in passing a balanced budget without a tax hike despite a $10 billion
shortfall. This budget increased education and healthcare spending despite tough economic times, and invested in jobs with
the new $295 million Texas Enterprise Fund. Perry also signed the nation’s most sweeping lawsuit reforms to address
skyrocketing malpractice insurance rates. Since the law’s signing, hospitals and doctors have experienced insurance
savings, and obstetricians and specialists are returning to practice in previously high-risk areas.

Through Perry’s efforts, the number of children with health insurance under Medicaid and CHIP has more than doubled
since 1999, and has increased by more than 100,000 since January 2003. He signed legislation allowing small businesses to
pool together to offer affordable health insurance policies, and also reduced the number of mandates for private sector
policies. Perry’s transportation plan, the Trans Texas Corridor, provides thousands of miles of new roads, new rail lines,
and room for petroleum and electric lines, water lines and broadband technology. This proposal, along with new renewable
energy requirements and emissions reduction legislation, will help clean the air in urban areas. Perry’s vision for school
finance reform focuses on results-based incentives; cutting, capping and controlling property taxes; providing greater
equity; and protecting the job climate.

Perry is a lifetime member of American Legion Post #75 and the Perrys are members of Tarrytown United Methodist
Church in Austin. Perry and his wife Anita have two children.

Birthdate:                 March 4, 1950
Family:                    Married; two children
Party:                     Republican
Succeeded:                 December 2000
Elected:                   November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Rick Perry          Anita Perry

JON HUNTSMAN, JR. was born on March 26, 1960 in Palo Alto, California. He attended the University of Utah and
graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

As a business executive, he was chairman of Huntsman Corporation, a multi-national petrochemical corporation based in
Salt Lake City, and served as the first president and CEO of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation at the University of Utah.
His public service career includes serving as a White House staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan.

Under President George H.W. Bush, he was deputy assistant of commerce for trade development, deputy assistant secretary
of commerce for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, as well as U.S. ambassador to Singapore (the youngest U.S. ambassador in
a century). He is fluent in Mandarin. He also served as a deputy U.S. trade representative and U.S. trade ambassador under
President George W. Bush.

He and his wife Mary Kaye have seven children.

Birthdate:                March 26, 1960
Family:                   Married; seven children
Party:                    Republican
Succeeded:                November 2004
Term Expires:             January 2009

Jon Huntsman, Jr.    Mary Kaye Huntsman

JAMES DOUGLAS was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives straight out of college. He rose through the
leadership ranks quickly, selected as assistant majority leader in his second term and majority leader in his third term when
he was just 25. Douglas retired from the legislature in 1979 to become a top aide to Governor Richard Snelling.

In 1980 he was elected secretary of state, a post he held until 1992—winning reelection five times and receiving the
nomination of both parties on three occasions. He was elected state treasurer in 1994. As treasurer, he helped Vermont's
bond rating be the best in New England and one of the best in the nation.

He was elected governor of Vermont in November 2002.

Birthdate:                 June 21, 1951
Family:                    Married; two children
Party:                     Republican
Elected:                   November 2002, 2004, 2006
Term Expires:              January 2009

James Douglas      Dorothy Douglas

TIM KAINE was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and later moved with his family to the suburbs of Kansas City, Missouri. He
graduated from the University of Missouri in 1979, and then completed a law degree at Harvard University in 1983.

Kaine’s career of public service began when he took a year off from law school to volunteer with missionaries in Honduras.
Kaine practiced law in Richmond for 17 years, representing people who had been denied housing opportunities because of
their race or disability. Kaine also taught legal ethics for six years at the University of Richmond Law School. He was
elected to four terms on the City Council, including two terms as Richmond’s mayor. Kaine was elected Virginia’s
Lieutenant Governor in 2001.

Kaine was elected governor of Virginia in 2005. In education, Kaine is moving the state’s focus from competence to
excellence. He is championing efforts to expand pre-kindergarten classes and bring teacher salaries up to the national
average. He has also worked with community leaders to open the New College Institute, a new public college in
Martinsville to serve a region that has had limited public higher education access until now.

In transportation, Kaine is working to promote greater accountability, with a focus on measurable improvements, better
connections between land use and transportation planning, and greater investments in road, rail and public transportation
infrastructure. Kaine has recruited innovative transportation professionals and made significant advances in land use
reforms that will make Virginia’s transportation network serve people better.

Kaine is focused on improving Virginians’ health and creating better access to the health care network. He has worked
with small businesses to expand their ability to purchase health insurance for their employees and is working to utilize the
state’s technology resources to improve the quality of health care and find cost savings for consumers.

In honor of Virginia’s 400th anniversary, Kaine has embarked on an effort to preserve 400,000 acres of open space, farms
and forests by the end of the decade. Kaine is committed to an open and inclusive government that serves people
efficiently and expands opportunity. Kaine has worked with the legislature to eliminate the estate tax, create Virginia’s first
sales tax holiday and give citizens more information to participate in local decisions about property tax rates.

Governor Kaine and his wife Anne Holton have three children: Nat, Woody and Annella who all attend Richmond public

Birth Date:                February 26th, 1958
Family:                    Married; three children
Party:                     Democrat
Elected:                   November 2005
Term Expires:              January 2010

 Tim Kaine           Anne Holton

Virgin Islands
JOHN PERCY DE JONGH, JR., was born on November 13, 1957 and raised on St. Thomas where he attended St. Peter
and Paul School. He graduated from Catholic Central High School in Detroit and received a BA degree in economics from
Antioch College in 1981.

De Jongh returned to the Virgin Islands to take a position with Tri-Island Economic Development Council and was then
hired by Chase Manhattan Bank. During his six years there, de Jongh became the first country consumer manager
responsible for all consumer banking products in the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands (BVI) and St. Maarten.
Under his leadership, Chase installed the first off-site ATMs, increased home mortgage lending, and changed the bank’s
focus to consumer lending in the BVI.

In 1984 Governor Juan Luis appointed de Jongh to the Industrial Development Commission. In 1987 he was the youngest
commissioner of finance when appointed by Governor Alexander A. Farrelly. He was central in drafting legislation
establishing the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. As chairman of the governing board of the Virgin Islands Water
and Power Authority (1988-1992), de Jongh oversaw the execution of bond offerings that were essential in providing
funding for new power generating units on St. Croix and St. Thomas and for the underground power cable servicing St.
John. He also initiated the Alva MacFarlane Scholarship Program, which has allowed numerous Virgin Islanders to further
their education in engineering and related fields. From 1990 to 1992, de Jongh also served as executive assistant to
Governor Farrelly and director of finance and administration of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority.

In 1993, de Jongh reentered the private sector, as a senior managing consultant for Public Financial Management, Inc. de
Jongh helped develop and implement Five-Year Plans for the cities of Philadelphia; New Haven, Connecticut; and
Washington, D.C., all of which dramatically improved their financial standing. Most recently, de Jongh served as president
and chief operating officer and director of Lockhart Companies Incorporated. During this time, he also served as president
of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce, where he worked to ensure private sector competitiveness for small
businesses and employee stability and growth in the job market.

De Jongh and his wife Cecile René Galiber of St. Croix, are the proud parents of three children, J.P., Rene and Julian.

Birthdate:                 November 13, 1957
Family:                    Married; three children
Party:                     Democrat
Elected:                   November 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

John deJongh, Jr.          Cecile deJongh

CHRIS GREGOIRE became Washington's 22nd governor in 2005 and has made changes that Washington families can
count on by demonstrating strong leadership and a tireless work ethic. Facing a $1.8 billion budget shortfall, Gregoire
balanced the state's budget as she expanded health care coverage to more than 40,000 low-income children, led an effort to
make government more efficient and accountable and introduced a plan to help struggling students graduate from high

Prior to serving as governor, Gregoire served three terms as attorney general—the first woman to be elected to the position
in Washington. She led a statewide program that resulted in a comprehensive reform of the state's juvenile system, fought
to pass tougher ethics laws for state government, sought alternatives to litigation for legal disputes, and to protect privacy
and combat identity theft. Gregoire was the lead negotiator in the groundbreaking settlement of state lawsuits against the
tobacco industry and was named the most influential attorney general in the country by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free
Kids. Gregoire was appointed in 1988 to serve as director of the Washington Department of Ecology, where she negotiated
the safe cleanup and permanent storage of radioactive wastes at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

She was raised in Auburn, Washington by her mother, who worked as a short order cook. She rode horses, picked
blueberries and learned the value of hard work and a good education. After graduating from Auburn High School, she
attended the University of Washington. She graduated with a teaching certificate and a bachelor of arts degrees in speech
and sociology. She received her law degree in 1977 from Gonzaga University and an honorary doctor of law degree from
Gonzaga in 1995.

Her 2007–2009 proposed budget reflects her continued commitment to world-class education, children’s health insurance
and her other top priorities, including fiscal responsibility, quality health care and job creation. Her budget will
fundamentally change educational expectations, delivery and results in Washington with substantial investments at all
levels, from early learning through K-12 to higher education and job training. It provides access to health insurance for an
additional 32,000 children who are not covered and sets up a constitutionally protected rainy day fund to safeguard savings.

Gregoire met her husband, Mike, in 1971 when they both worked for the Washington Department of Social and Health
Services. They have two adult daughters: Courtney, an attorney and Michelle, a college senior.

Birthdate:                 March 24, 1947
Family:                    Married; two children
Party:                     Democrat
Elected:                   November 2004
Term Expires:              January 2009

Chris Gregoire        Michael Gregoire

West Virginia
JOE MANCHIN III, was born and raised in the small coal town of Farmington, West Virginia, where he learned at a very
young age the value of commitment—commitment not only to his family, but to his community and neighbors as well.
From his grandfather, an immigrant from Italy and the town grocer, he inherited a head for business, while from his
grandmother, a virtual one-woman social services agency, he discovered his heart for people.

After attending West Virginia University on a football scholarship, Manchin became a successful businessman. As a
member of the state legislature from 1982 to 1996, he worked to improve schools, protect veterans and senior citizens, and
create jobs. As secretary of state from 2000 to 2004, the office became known for providing excellent customer service. In
addition, its SHARES program promoted democracy to all schoolchildren and registered 42,000 high school students to
vote, causing the 2004 general election to see the highest number of voters since 1972. Manchin also served from 2000 to
2004 as president of his local Marion County Rescue Squad. Elected governor in 2005, Manchin is taking responsibility for
improving the economic climate in West Virginia to retain and create good paying jobs with health care benefits for the
state's workforce, as well as to reduce the state’s long-term debt. He is also committed to ensuring a seamless education
system, providing prescription drug assistance for seniors, and strengthening the support structure for veterans.

Under Manchin’s leadership, West Virginia has become "open for business." Working with the legislature, he has fixed the
state's workers' compensation system, instituted insurance reforms, established the first comprehensive teacher pay package
in more than 15 years, decreased the state's debt, strengthened ethics laws, and reduced the food tax. Manchin has become
an active leader on the national scene. He serves as chairman of the Southern States Energy Board, vice-chair and chair-
elect for 2008 of the Democratic Governors Association and chair-elect of the Southern Governors’ Association. Manchin
is an avid pilot, outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman, and motorcyclist.

He is married to the former Gayle Conelly. They are the parents of three children and the proud grandparents of six

Birthdate:                August 24, 1947
Family:                   Married; three children, six grandchildren
Party:                    Democrat
Elected:                  November 2004
Term Expires:             January 2009

Joe Manchin III     Gayle Manchin

JIM DOYLE was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of University of
Wisconsin-Madison and earned a law degree from Harvard University in 1972. Doyle and his wife, Jessica, served in the
Peace Corps as teachers in Africa. He also worked as an attorney in a federal legal services office on the Navajo Indian
Reservation in Chinle, Arizona. Doyle served three terms as Dane County district attorney from 1977 to 1982, and then
built his own private law practice, handling a wide range of civil and criminal cases.

Doyle was elected Wisconsin attorney general in 1990, and reelected in 1994 and 1998. During his 12 years as attorney
general, Doyle distinguished himself by fighting for people and fighting for change. He was a national leader in the fight to
improve public health through his successful lawsuit against the tobacco industry. He successfully fought to restore public
confidence in criminal sentencing, make schools and streets safer, protect consumers from fraud, and prosecute
environmental polluters.

Doyle was elected governor of Wisconsin in 2002, inheriting a $3.2 billion deficit. As governor, he's balanced two straight
budgets without raising taxes, added more than 170,000 new jobs for Wisconsin workers, and increased the state's exports
by more than 50 percent, while also protecting the state's education system. Doyle was reelected in 2006, making him the
first Democratic governor in Wisconsin to be reelected in 32 years.

Doyle and his wife, Jessica, have two sons.

Birthdate:                 November 23, 1945
Family:                    Married; two sons
Party:                     Democrat
Elected:                   November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:              January 2011

Jim Doyle             Jessica Doyle

DAVE FREUDENTHAL graduated from Amherst (Massachusetts) College in 1973 and then permanently returned to
Wyoming to take a position as an economist for the Wyoming Department of Economic Planning and Development.
Governor Ed Herschler appointed him state planning coordinator in 1975. After graduating from the University of
Wyoming, College of Law in 1980, Freudenthal opened his own one-man law office in Cheyenne, which grew into a
general practice firm representing individuals and businesses.

In 1994, he was appointed U.S. attorney for Wyoming, a position that he held until May 2001. He has chaired the Greater
Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, was a founding director of the Wyoming Student Loan Corporation, and has been a
member of the Education Policy Implementation Council, the board of the Wyoming Community Foundation, the state
Economic Development and Stabilization Board, and the Laramie County Community Action Board. He was elected
governor of Wyoming in November 2002.

Birthdate:                October 12, 1950
Family:                   Married; four children
Party:                    Democrat
Elected:                  November 2002, 2006
Term Expires:             January 2011

Dave Freudenthal Nancy Freudenthal

                                       GOVERNORS’ POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS
                                            & TERMS OF OFFICE, 2007

                                                           Present term       Present term         Number of          Maximum
State or jurisdiction               Governor
                                                              began               ends           previous terms    consecutive terms
Alabama                 Bob Riley (R)                     1-07               1-11            1                    2
Alaska                  Sarah Palin (R)                   12-06              12-10                                2
American Samoa          Togiola T.A. Tulafono (D)         1-05 (a)           1-09            1                    2
Arizona                 Janet Napolitano (D)              1-07               1-11            1                    2
Arkansas                Mike Beebe (D)                    1-07               1-11                                 2
California              Arnold Schwarzenegger (R)         1-07               1-11            1 (b)                2
Colorado                Bill Ritter (D)                   1-07               1-11                                 2
Connecticut             M. Jodi Rell (R)                  1-07               1-11            1 (c)                —
Delaware                Ruth Ann Minner (D)               1-05               1-09            1                    2 (d)
Florida                 Charlie Crist (R)                 1-07               1-11                                 2
Georgia                 Sonny Perdue (R)                  1-07               1-11            1                    2
Guam                    Felix Perez Camacho (R)           1-07               1-11            1                    2
Hawaii                  Linda Lingle (R)                  12-06              12-10           1                    2
Idaho                   C.L. “Butch” Otter (R)            1-07               1-11                                 —
Illinois                Rod Blagojevich (D)               1-07               1-11            1                    —
Indiana                 Mitch Daniels (R)                 1-05               1-09                                 2(e)
Iowa                    Chet Culver (D)                   1-07               1-11                                 —
Kansas                  Kathleen Sebelius (D)             1-07               1-11            1                    2
Kentucky                Ernie Fletcher (R)                12-03              12-07                                2
Louisiana               Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (D)     1-04               1-08                                 2
Maine                   John Baldacci (D)                 1-07               1-11            1                    2
Maryland                Martin O’Malley (D)               1-07               1-11                                 2
Massachusetts           Deval Patrick (D)                 1-07               1-11                                 —
Michigan                Jennifer Granholm (D)             1-07               1-11            1                    2
Minnesota               Tim Pawlenty (R )                 1-07               1-11            1                    —
Mississippi             Haley Barbour (R)                 1-04               1-08                                 2
Missouri                Matt Blunt (R)                    1-05               1-09                                 2
Montana                 Brian Schweitzer (D)              1-05               1-09                                 2 (f)
Nebraska                Dave Heineman (R)                 1-07               1-11            1 (g)                2 (h)
Nevada                  Jim Gibbons (R)                   1-07               1-11                                 2
New Hampshire           John Lynch (D)                    1-07               1-09 (i)        1                    —
New Jersey              Jon Corzine (D)                   1-06               1-10                                 2
New Mexico              Bill Richardson (D)               1-07               1-11            1                    2
New York                Eliot Spitzer (D)                 1-07               1-11                                 —
North Carolina          Mike Easley (D)                   1-05               1-09            1                    2
North Dakota            John Hoeven (R)                   12-04              12-08           1                    —
Northern Mariana Is.    Benígno Fitial (Covenant)         1-06               1-10                                 2(j)
Ohio                    Ted Strickland (D)                1-07               1-11                                 2(k)
Oklahoma                Brad Henry (D)                    1-07               1-11            1                    2
Oregon                  Ted Kulongoski (D)                1-07               1-11            1                    2
Pennsylvania            Edward G. Rendell (D)             1-07               1-11            1                    2
Puerto Rico             Aníbal Acevedo Vilá (D)           1-05               1-09                                 —
Rhode Island            Don Carcieri (R)                  1-07               1-11            1                    2
South Carolina          Mark Sanford (R)                  1-07               1-11            1                    2
South Dakota            Mike Rounds (R)                   1-07               1-11            1                    2
Tennessee               Phil Bredesen (D)                 1-07               1-11            1                    2
Texas                   Rick Perry (R)                    1-07               1-11 (l)        2                    —
Utah                    Jon Huntsman, Jr. (R)             1-05               1-09                                 3
Vermont                 Jim Douglas (R)                   1-07               1-09 (m)        2                    —
Virginia                Tim Kaine (D)                     1-06               1-10                                 (n)
Virgin Islands          John deJongh, Jr. (D)             1-07               1-11                                 2(o)
Washington              Chris Gregoire (D)                1-05               1-09                                 —
West Virginia           Joe Manchin III (D)               1-05               1-09                                 2
Wisconsin               Jim Doyle (D)                     1-07               1-11            1                    —
Wyoming                 Dave Freudenthal (D)              1-07               1-11            1                    2

                                                        (See notes on back page)

                        GOVERNORS’ OFFICE ADDRESSES & PHONE NUMBERS, 2007

State or jurisdiction            Governor                Phone                                   Office address
Alabama                 Bob Riley (R)               334/ 242-7100       State Capitol, 600 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, AL 36130-2751
Alaska                  Sarah Palin (R)             907/ 465-3500       P.O. Box 110001, Juneau, AK 99811-0001
American Samoa          Togiola T.A. Tulafono (D)   011/684/ 633-4116   Executive Office Building, Third Floor, Utulei, Pago Pago, AS
Arizona                 Janet Napolitano (D)        602/ 542-4331       State Capitol, 1700 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Arkansas                Mike Beebe (D)              501/ 682-2345       State Capitol, Room 250, Little Rock, AR 72201
California              Arnold Schwarzenegger (R)   916/ 445-2841       Office of the Governor, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814
Colorado                Bill Ritter (D)             303/ 866-2471       136 State Capitol, Denver, CO 80203-1792
Connecticut             M. Jodi Rell (R)            800/ 406-1527       210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Delaware                Ruth Ann Minner (D)         302/ 577-3210       Legislative Hall, Dover, DE 19902
Florida                 Charlie Crist (R)           850/ 488-4441       PL 05 The Capitol, 400 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL
Georgia                 Sonny Perdue (R)            404/ 656-1776       203 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334
Guam                    Felix Perez Camacho (R)     671/ 472-8931       Executive Chamber, P.O. Box 2950, Agana, GU 96932
Hawaii                  Linda Lingle (R)            808/ 586-0034       Executive Chambers, State Capitol, Honolulu, HI 96813
Idaho                   C.L. “Butch”Otter (R)       208/ 334-2100       700 West Jefferson, Second Floor, Boise, ID 83702
Illinois                Rod Blagojevich (D)         217/ 782-6830       State Capitol, 207 Statehouse, Springfield, IL 62706
Indiana                 Mitch Daniels (R)           317/ 232-4567       State House, Room 206, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2797
Iowa                    Chet Culver (D)             515/ 281-5211       State Capitol, Des Moines, IA 50319-0001
Kansas                  Kathleen Sebelius (D)       785/ 296-3232       Capitol, 300 SW 10th Avenue, Suite 212S, Topeka, KS 66612-1590
Kentucky                Ernie Fletcher (R)          502/ 564-2611       700 Capitol Ave., Suite 100, Frankfort, KY 40601
Louisiana               Kathleen Babineaux Blanco   225/ 342-0991       P.O. Box 94004, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9004
Maine                   John Baldacci (D)           207/ 287-3531       #1 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
Maryland                Martin O’Malley (D)         410/ 974-3591       100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
Massachusetts           Deval Patrick (D)           617/ 727-6250       State House, Office of the Governor, Room 360, Boston, MA 02133
Michigan                Jennifer Granholm (D)       517/ 335-7858       P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, MI 48909
Minnesota               Tim Pawlenty (R )           651/ 296-3391       130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155
Mississippi             Haley Barbour (R)           601/ 359-3100       P.O. Box 139, Jackson, MS 39205
Missouri                Matt Blunt (R)              573/ 751-3222       Capitol Building, Room 218, P.O. Box 720, Jefferson City, MO
Montana                 Brian Schweitzer (D)        406/ 444-3111       State Capitol, Helena, MT 59620
Nebraska                Dave Heineman (R)           402/ 471-2244       P.O. Box 94848, Lincoln, NE 68509-4848
Nevada                  Jim Gibbons (R)             775/ 684-5670       Capitol Building, Carson City, NV 89701
New Hampshire           John Lynch (D)              603/ 271-7532       Office of the Governor, 25 Capitol Street, Room 212, Concord, NH
New Jersey              Jon Corzine (D)             609/ 292-6000       The State House, P.O. Box 001, Trenton, NJ 08625
New Mexico              Bill Richardson (D)         505/ 827-3000       State Capitol, Fourth Floor, Santa Fe, NM 87300
New York                Eliot Spitzer (D)           518/ 474-7516       State Capitol, Albany, NY 12224
North Carolina          Mike Easley (D)             919/ 733-4240       Office of the Governor, 20301 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC
North Dakota            John Hoeven (R)             701/ 328-2200       Dept. 101, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505-0001
Northern Mariana Is.    Benígno Fitial (Covenant)   670/ 664-2280       Caller Box 10007, Saipan, MP 96950
Ohio                    Ted Strickland (D)          614/ 466-3555       30th Floor, 77 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Oklahoma                Brad Henry (D)              405/ 521-2342       Cap. Building, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 212, Oklahoma City, OK
Oregon                  Ted Kulongoski (D)          503/ 378-4582       State Capitol, Room 160, 900 Court St. N., Salem, OR 97301
Pennsylvania            Edward G. Rendell (D)       717/ 787-2500       Room 225, Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120
Puerto Rico             Aníbal Acevedo Vilá (D)     787/ 721-7000       La Fortaleza, P.O. Box 9020082, San Juan, PR 00902-0082
Rhode Island            Don Carcieri (R)            401/ 222-2080       State House, Providence, RI 02903
South Carolina          Mark Sanford (R)            803/ 734-9400       P.O. Box 11829, Columbia, SC 29211
South Dakota            Mike Rounds (R)             605/ 773-3212       500 East Capitol Street, Pierre, SD 57501
Tennessee               Phil Bredesen (D)           615/ 741-2001       Tennessee State Capitol, Nashville, TN 37243-0001
Texas                   Rick Perry (R)              512/ 463-2000       P.O. Box 12428, Austin, TX 78711
Utah                    Jon Huntsman, Jr. (R)       801/ 538-1000       210 State Capitol, Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Vermont                 Jim Douglas (R)             802/ 828-3333       109 State Street, Pavilion Office Building, Montpelier, VT 05609
Virginia                Tim Kaine (D)               804/ 786-2211       State Capitol, Third Floor, Richmond, VA 23219
Virgin Islands          John deJongh, Jr. (D)       340/ 774-0001       Govt. House, 21-22 Kongers Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas,
                                                                        VI 00802
Washington              Chris Gregoire (D)          360/ 902-4111       Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 40002, Olympia, WA 98504-0002
West Virginia           Joe Manchin III (D)         304/ 558-2000       1900 Kanawha Street, Charleston, WV 25305
Wisconsin               Jim Doyle (D)               608/ 266-1212       115 East State Capitol, Madison, WI 53707
Wyoming                 Dave Freudenthal (D)        307/ 777-7434       State Capitol Building, Room 124, Cheyenne, WY 82002


State or jurisdiction            Governor                 Spouse                              Mailing address
Alabama                 Bob Riley (R)               Patsy            Executive Mansion, 1142 South Perry St., Montgomery, AL 36104
Alaska                  Sarah Palin (R)             Todd             Governor’s House, 716 Calhoun Avenue, Juneau, AK 99801
American Samoa          Togiola T.A. Tulafono (D)   Mary             Government House, Pago Pago, AS 96799
Arizona                 Janet Napolitano (D)        —                State Capitol, 1700 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Arkansas                Mike Beebe (D)              Ginger           Governor’s Mansion, 1800 Center St., Little Rock, AR 72206
California              Arnold Schwarzenegger (R)   Maria Shriver    Office of the Governor, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814
Colorado                Bill Ritter (D)             Jeannie          Governor’s Mansion, 400 East 8th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203
Connecticut             M. Jodi Rell (R)            Louis            990 Prospect Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105
Delaware                Ruth Ann Minner (D)         —                Governor’s House, 151 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901
Florida                 Charlie Crist (R)           —                Governor’s Mansion, 700 North Adams, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Georgia                 Sonny Perdue (R)            Mary             Governor’s Mansion, 391 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA
Guam                    Felix Perez Camacho (R)     Joann            Government House, P.O. Box 2950, Agana, GU 96932
Hawaii                  Linda Lingle (R)            —                Washington Place, Honolulu, HI 96813
Idaho                   C.L. “Butch”Otter (R)       Lori             State House, Boise, ID 83720-0034
Illinois                Rod Blagojevich (D)         Patti            Executive Mansion, 410 East.Jackson Street, Springfield, IL 62701
Indiana                 Mitch Daniels (R)           Cheri            4750 North Meridian Street., Indianapolis, IN 46208
Iowa                    Chet Culver (D)             Mari             Terrace Hill, 2300 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
Kansas                  Kathleen Sebelius (D)       Gary             1 SW Cedar Crest Drive, Topeka, KS 66606
Kentucky                Ernie Fletcher (R)          Glenna           Executive Mansion, 704 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601
Louisiana               Kathleen Babineaux Blanco   Raymond          1001 Capital Access Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Maine                   John Baldacci (D)           Karen            Blaine House, 192 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330
Maryland                Martin O’Malley (D)         Katie            State House, 100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
Massachusetts           Deval Patrick (D)           Diane            State House, Room 271-M, Boston, MA 02133
Michigan                Jennifer Granholm (D)       Daniel Mulhern   Governor’s Residence, P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, MI 48909
Minnesota               Tim Pawlenty (R )           Mary             Governor’s Residence, 1006 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Mississippi             Haley Barbour (R)           Marsha           Governor’s Mansion, 300 East Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201
Missouri                Matt Blunt (R)              Melanie          Governor’s Residence, 100 Madison Street, Jefferson City, MO
Montana                 Brian Schweitzer (D)        Nancy            Executive Residence, 2 Carson Street, Helena, MT 59601
Nebraska                Dave Heineman (R)           Sally Ganem      1425 H Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
Nevada                  Jim Gibbons (R)             Dawn             Governor’s Mansion, 606 Mountain Street, Carson City, NV 89703
New Hampshire           John Lynch (D)              Susan            25 Capitol Street, Room 212, Concord, NH 03301
New Jersey              Jon Corzine (D)             —                125 West State Street, P.O. Box 001, Trenton, NJ 08625
New Mexico              Bill Richardson (D)         Barbara          Governor’s Mansion, 1 Mansion Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87501
New York                Eliot Spitzer (D)           Silda            Executive Mansion, 138 Eagle Street, Albany, NY 12202
North Carolina          Mike Easley (D)             Mary             Executive Mansion, 200 North Blount St., Raleigh, NC 27601-1093
North Dakota            John Hoeven (R)             Mikey            Governor’s Residence, 1131 North 4th Street, Bismarck, ND 58501
Northern Mariana Is.    Benígno Fitial (Covenant)   Josie            Caller Box 10007 CK, Saipan, MP 96950
Ohio                    Ted Strickland (D)          Frances          Governor’s Residence, 358 North Parkview Avenue, Columbus, OH
Oklahoma                Brad Henry (D)              Kimberley        Governor’s Mansion, 820 NE 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK
Oregon                  Ted Kulongoski (D)          Mary Oberst      533 Lincoln Street, South, Salem, OR 97302-5128
Pennsylvania            Edward G. Rendell (D)       Marjorie         2035 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
Puerto Rico             Aníbal Acevedo Vilá (D)     Luisa            La Fortaleza, San Juan, PR 00901
Rhode Island            Don Carcieri (R)            Sue              Governor’s Office, State House, Providence, RI 02903
South Carolina          Mark Sanford (R)            Jenny            Governor’s Mansion, 800 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201
South Dakota            Mike Rounds (R)             Jean             Governor’s Residence, 119 North Washington Ave., Pierre, SD
Tennessee               Phil Bredesen (D)           Andrea Conte     Executive Residence, 882 Curtiswood Lane, Nashville, TN 37204
Texas                   Rick Perry (R)              Anita            Governor’s Mansion, 1010 Colorado, Austin, TX 78701
Utah                    Jon Huntsman, Jr. (R)       Mary Kaye        Governor’s Residence, 603 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
Vermont                 Jim Douglas (R)             Dorothy          109 State Street, Pavilion Office Building, Montpelier, VT 05609
Virginia                Tim Kaine (D)               Anne Holton      Executive Mansion, Capitol Square, Richmond, VA 23219
Virgin Islands          John deJongh, Jr. (D)       Cecile           Government House, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI 00802
Washington              Chris Gregoire (D)          Mike             Executive Mansion, Olympia, WA 98501-3373
West Virginia           Joe Manchin III (D)         Gayle            Governor’s Mansion, 1716 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV
Wisconsin               Jim Doyle (D)               Jessica          Executive Residence, 99 Cambridge Road, Madison, WI 53704
Wyoming                 Dave Freudenthal (D)        Nancy            Governor’s Residence, 5001 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82009


Democrat (D), Republican (R)

a)   American Samoa Lt. Governor Togiola T.A. Tulafono became governor on April 7, 2003, following the death of Governor Tauese
     Sunia on March 26, 2003. Governor Tulafono was elected to a full four-year term in 2004.
b)   Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California in October 2003 following the recall of Governor Gray Davis.
     Governor Schwarzenegger was inaugurated on November 17, 2003. Governor Schwarzenegger was elected to a full four-year term
     in 2006. Governor Schwarzenegger completes his second term in 2011. He is prohibited from seeking a third term.
c)   Connecticut Lt. Governor M. Jodi Rell became governor on July 1, 2004, completing Governor John Rowland’s unexpired term
     following Governor Rowland’s resignation. Governor Rell was elected to her first four-year term in 2006.
d)   Absolute two-term limitation.
e)   After two consecutive terms as governor, the candidate must wait four years before becoming eligible to run again.
f)   Limit of eight years of service out of every 16 years.
g)   Nebraska Lt. Governor Dave Heineman became governor on January 21, 2005, completing the unexpired term of Governor Mike
     Johanns following Governor Johann’s appointment to the office of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Governor Heineman was elected
     to a full four-year term in 2006. Governor Heineman will be eligible to seek re-election to a second term in 2010.
h)   After two consecutive terms as governor, the candidate must wait four years before becoming eligible to run again.
i)   Two-year term.
j)   Absolute two-term limitation.
k)   After two consecutive terms as governor, the candidate must wait four years before becoming eligible to run again.
l)   Texas Lt. Governor Rick Perry became governor in December 2000 when Governor George W. Bush was elected President.
     Governor Perry was elected to full four-year terms in November 2002 and November 2006.
m) Two-year term.
n)   Governor cannot serve immediate successive terms, but may be elected to non-consecutive terms.
o)   After two consecutive terms as governor, the candidate must wait four years before becoming eligible to run again.

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Revised February 2007


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