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Gubernatorial Candidates, Louisiana - North Dakota

  • October 30, 2002
  • By Stateline Staff

Here's a list of candidates running for governor this year in Louisiana through North Dakota.

Louisiana

Name Date of Birth Education Background Family Website
NO ELECTION- Gov. Murphy J. Foster (R) -- -- -- -- --

Maine

Name Date of Birth Education Background Family Website
Peter Cianchette (R) -- University of Maine 1995 Maine House of Representatives Married, 2 children Click here
Rep. John Baldacci (D) 1-30-1955 University of Maine U.S. House of Representatives 1996 Married, child Click here
Jonathan Carter (Green Independent) 3-3-1951 University of New Hampshire Teacher ran for Congress in 1992 Married, 2 children Click here

Maryland

Name Date of Birth Education Background Family Website
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (D) -- -- Lieutenant Governor Married, 4 daughters Click here
Robert Ehrlich (R) -- Wake Forest Law School 2nd district congressman elected in 1995 -- --

Mass.

Name Date of Birth Education Background Family Website
Mitt Romney (R) 3-12-1947 Harvard Law School President and CEO of Salt Lake Organizing Committee, Vice President Bain & Company Married, 5 children Click here
Shannon O'Brien 4-30-1959 Boston University Law School State Treasurer, Massachusetts House 3 terms from 1986, Massachusetts Senate one term Married, child Click here
Carla Howell (L) -- Babson College Chair Committee for Small Government Ran for U.S. Senate in 2000 -- Click here

Michigan

Name Date of Birth Education Background Family Website
Dick Posthumus (R) b. 1950 Michigan State University Farmer, Elected to State Senate, Senate Majority Leader, elected Lt. Governor in 1998 Married, 4 children Click here
Jennifer Granholm (D) 2-5-1959 Harvard Law School Elected Attorney General 1998 former U.S. prosecutor Married, 3 children --

Minnesota

Name Date of Birth Education Background Family Website
Tim Penney (I) b. 1951 Winona State University Former Democrat and Congressman Married, 4 children --
Tim Pawlenty (R) b. 1960 University of Minnesota Law School Speaker of Minnesota House, in 5th term Married, 2 children Click here
Roger Moe (D) 6-2-1944 Mayville State Senate Majority Leader elected to Senate in 1970 Married, 4 children --

Mississippi

Name Date of Birth Education Background Family Website
NO ELECTION- Gov. Ronnie Musgrove (D) -- -- -- -- --

Missouri

Name Date of Birth Education Background Family Website
NO ELECTION- Gov. Bob Holden (D) -- -- -- -- --

Montana

Name Date of Birth Education Background Family Website
NO ELECTION- Governor Judy Martz (R) -- -- -- -- --

Nebraska

Name Date of Birth Education Background Family Website
Mike Johanns (R) 6-18-1950 Creighton University Law School Incumbent governor since 1998 Married, 2 children Click here
Stormy Dean (D) 8-19-1957 University of Nebraska MBA Chief financial officer for InfoUSA Married, 2 children Click here

Nevada

Name Date of Birth Education Background Family Website
Gov Kenny Guinn (R) 8-24-1936 Utah State PhD Governor since 1998 Married, 2 children --
Joe Neal (D) -- -- -- -- --

New Hampshire

Name Date of Birth Education Background Family Website
Craig Benson (R) -- -- -- -- --
Mark Fernald (D) -- -- -- -- --

New York

Name Date of Birth Education Background Family Website
Gov. George Pataki (R) 6-24-1945 Columbia Law School Governor since 1994 Married, 4 children --
Carl McCall (D) -- University of Edinburg VP of Citicorp, President of NYC Board of Education, former New York State Senator Married, child Click here

North Carolina

Name Date of Birth Education Background Family Website
NO ELECTION-Gov. Michael F. Easley (D) -- -- -- -- --

North Dakota

Name Date of Birth Education Background Family Website
NO ELECTION-Gov. John Hoeven (R)