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'''Chester John "Chet" Culver''' (born January 25 1966) is the current [[Governor]] of the [[U.S. state]] of [[Iowa]], having won the 2006 election. His assumption of office marks the first time that Democrats have simultaneously controlled both the executive and legislative branches of Iowa's state government since the 1965–1967 session of the [[Iowa General Assembly]]. Culver is also the first Democratic governor in Iowa since [[Wikipedia:Clyde L. Herring|Clyde Herring]] in 1937 to be elected to succeed another Democrat.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Chester John "Chet" Culver''' (b. January 25 1966) is a former [[Governor of Iowa]], having won the 2006 election. His assumption of office marked the first time that Democrats simultaneously controlled both the executive and legislative branches of Iowa's state government since the 1965–1967 session of the [[Iowa General Assembly]]. Culver was also the first Democratic governor in Iowa since Clyde Herring in 1937 to be elected to succeed another Democrat. Culver sought re-election in 2010 but lost to Republican [[Terry E. Branstad]].
  
==Background==
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==Biography==
Chet Culver is the son of former U.S. Senator [[Wikipedia:John Culver|John Culver]], who represented Iowa from 1975-1981 in the Senate.  Chet Culver was born in [[Washington, D.C.]] and attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in suburban Maryland, graduating in 1984.  After graduation Culver attended college at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, [[Virginia]] on a football scholarship, where he earned a B.A. in political science.  Culver then worked as a [[Wikipedia:lobbyist|lobbyist]] for two years in 1989 and 1990.  The clients of the lobbying firm which employed Culver during this time included the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Iowa Beef Processors, and Des Moines University
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Chet Culver is the son of former U.S. Senator John Culver, who represented Iowa from 1975-1981 in the Senate.  Chet Culver was born in [[Washington, D.C.]] and attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in suburban Maryland, graduating in 1984.  After graduation Culver attended college at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, [[Virginia]] on a football scholarship, where he earned a B.A. in political science.  Culver then worked as a lobbyist for two years in 1989 and 1990.  The clients of the lobbying firm which employed Culver during this time included the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Iowa Beef Processors, and Des Moines University
  
 
Culver studied at Drake Law School before earning a masters degree in education from Drake University.  Culver taught high school in Des Moines, Iowa prior to election as Secretary of State in 1998.   
 
Culver studied at Drake Law School before earning a masters degree in education from Drake University.  Culver taught high school in Des Moines, Iowa prior to election as Secretary of State in 1998.   
  
He currently resides in West Des Moines, Iowa with his wife Mariclare Thinnes Culver and their two children, Clare Honour and John William. He attends Central Presbyterian church in West Des Moines, where he serves as a church elder.
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===Education===
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*Bachelor's degree in Political Science, State University in Blacksburg
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*Master's degree in Education, Drake University
  
==2006 gubernatorial race==
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==Political career==
Culver's main opponents for the Democratic nomination were former director of the [[Wikipedia:Iowa Department of Economic Development|Iowa Department of Economic Development]] Mike Blouin and seven term State Representative Ed Fallon.  Secretary of Agriculture Patty Judge was also running for the nomination, but after she withdrew from the race, she gave her support to Culver and became his running mate. Culver won the Democratic primary with 39% of the vote.
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===Governor of Iowa (2007-2011)===
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===Iowa Secretary of State (1999-2007)===
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==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Iowa gubernatorial election, 2014]]''
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Culver is exploring a second bid for re-election as [[Governor of Iowa]] in 2014. Culver was first elected governor in 2006, and served one term before being ousted by [[Terry E. Branstad]] (R) in the 2010 election. Brandstad is running re-election to a second term in 2014, and Culver is reportedly seeking a rematch to take back his former post.<ref>[http://whotv.com/2012/12/02/culver-running-former-governor-considers-reelection/ ''WHOTV Des Moines,'' "CULVER PLANS: Former Governor Considers Future," December 2, 2012]</ref>
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===2010===
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Culver sought re-election in 2010 but lost to Republican [[Terry E. Branstad]].
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===2006===
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Culver's main opponents for the Democratic nomination were former director of the Iowa Department of Economic Development Mike Blouin and seven term State Representative Ed Fallon.  Secretary of Agriculture Patty Judge was also running for the nomination, but after she withdrew from the race, she gave her support to Culver and became his running mate. Culver won the Democratic primary with 39% of the vote.
  
 
Culver faced Republican Congressman Jim Nussle of Manchester, who was unopposed in the Republican primary, in the general election. On November 7, 2006, Culver defeated Nussle in the general election with 54% of the vote while Nussle won 44%, and minor party candidates won 2%. Culver received the endorsement of Planned Parenthood. Nussle proposed a complete ban on abortion without any exceptions. <ref>Beaumont, Thomas. [http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060228/NEWS09/602280398&SearchID=73237058884000 "Culver, Blouin battle for labor backing"], ''Des Moines Register'', 2/28/2006. (Retrieved 2/28/2006)</ref>
 
Culver faced Republican Congressman Jim Nussle of Manchester, who was unopposed in the Republican primary, in the general election. On November 7, 2006, Culver defeated Nussle in the general election with 54% of the vote while Nussle won 44%, and minor party candidates won 2%. Culver received the endorsement of Planned Parenthood. Nussle proposed a complete ban on abortion without any exceptions. <ref>Beaumont, Thomas. [http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060228/NEWS09/602280398&SearchID=73237058884000 "Culver, Blouin battle for labor backing"], ''Des Moines Register'', 2/28/2006. (Retrieved 2/28/2006)</ref>
  
==References==
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==2009 budget plan==
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Culver cut state agencies by $520 million and cut his own pay by 10%. Cuts included 180 layoffs and furloughs for over 3,200 state workers.<ref>[http://nebraska.watchdog.org/2009/11/02/governor-lays-out-budget-cuts-his-salary-safe/ Governor Lays Out Budget Cuts; His Salary Safe, ''Nebraska Watchdog'', November 2, 2009]</ref>
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==Personal==
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He currently resides in West Des Moines, Iowa with his wife Mariclare Thinnes Culver and their two children, Clare Honour and John William. He attends Central Presbyterian church in West Des Moines, where he serves as a church elder.
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==See also==
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*[[Governor of Iowa]]
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*[[Iowa Secretary of State]]
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*[[Terry E. Branstad]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.governor.iowa.gov/ Iowa Governor Chet Culver] '''official state site'''
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*[http://www.chetculver.com/welcome Chut Culver for Governor 2010 campaign website]
*[http://www.nga.org/portal/site/nga/menuitem.29fab9fb4add37305ddcbeeb501010a0/?vgnextoid=4de623a03d4ef010VgnVCM1000001a01010aRCRD National Governors Association - Iowa Governor Chet Culver] biography
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*[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=200612&c=417652 Follow the Money - Chet Culver & Patty Judge] 2006 campaign contributions
 
*[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=200612&c=417652 Follow the Money - Chet Culver & Patty Judge] 2006 campaign contributions
 
*[http://www.ontheissues.org/Chet_Culver.htm On the Issues - Chet Culver] issue positions and quotes
 
*[http://www.ontheissues.org/Chet_Culver.htm On the Issues - Chet Culver] issue positions and quotes
*[http://www.vote-smart.org/bio.php?can_id=BIA63544 Project Vote Smart - Governor Chester J. 'Chet' Culver (IA)] profile
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chet-Culver/6683402181 Chet Culver on Facebook]
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*[http://twitter.com/culverjudge Chet Culver on Twitter]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/culverjudge Chet Culver on YouTube]
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*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/43682900@N07/ Chet Culver on Flickr]
  
This article was taken from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chet_Culver Wikipedia] 6/22/07
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Chet Culver
Culver.jpg
Governor of Iowa
Former candidate
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Governor of Iowa
2007-2011
Education
Bachelor'sState University-Blacksburg, Virginia
Master'sDrake University
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 25, 1966
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionPresbyterian
Chester John "Chet" Culver (b. January 25 1966) is a former Governor of Iowa, having won the 2006 election. His assumption of office marked the first time that Democrats simultaneously controlled both the executive and legislative branches of Iowa's state government since the 1965–1967 session of the Iowa General Assembly. Culver was also the first Democratic governor in Iowa since Clyde Herring in 1937 to be elected to succeed another Democrat. Culver sought re-election in 2010 but lost to Republican Terry E. Branstad.

Biography

Chet Culver is the son of former U.S. Senator John Culver, who represented Iowa from 1975-1981 in the Senate. Chet Culver was born in Washington, D.C. and attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in suburban Maryland, graduating in 1984. After graduation Culver attended college at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia on a football scholarship, where he earned a B.A. in political science. Culver then worked as a lobbyist for two years in 1989 and 1990. The clients of the lobbying firm which employed Culver during this time included the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Iowa Beef Processors, and Des Moines University

Culver studied at Drake Law School before earning a masters degree in education from Drake University. Culver taught high school in Des Moines, Iowa prior to election as Secretary of State in 1998.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Political Science, State University in Blacksburg
  • Master's degree in Education, Drake University

Political career

Governor of Iowa (2007-2011)

Iowa Secretary of State (1999-2007)

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa gubernatorial election, 2014

Culver is exploring a second bid for re-election as Governor of Iowa in 2014. Culver was first elected governor in 2006, and served one term before being ousted by Terry E. Branstad (R) in the 2010 election. Brandstad is running re-election to a second term in 2014, and Culver is reportedly seeking a rematch to take back his former post.[1]

2010

Culver sought re-election in 2010 but lost to Republican Terry E. Branstad.

2006

Culver's main opponents for the Democratic nomination were former director of the Iowa Department of Economic Development Mike Blouin and seven term State Representative Ed Fallon. Secretary of Agriculture Patty Judge was also running for the nomination, but after she withdrew from the race, she gave her support to Culver and became his running mate. Culver won the Democratic primary with 39% of the vote.

Culver faced Republican Congressman Jim Nussle of Manchester, who was unopposed in the Republican primary, in the general election. On November 7, 2006, Culver defeated Nussle in the general election with 54% of the vote while Nussle won 44%, and minor party candidates won 2%. Culver received the endorsement of Planned Parenthood. Nussle proposed a complete ban on abortion without any exceptions. [2]

2009 budget plan

Culver cut state agencies by $520 million and cut his own pay by 10%. Cuts included 180 layoffs and furloughs for over 3,200 state workers.[3]

Personal

He currently resides in West Des Moines, Iowa with his wife Mariclare Thinnes Culver and their two children, Clare Honour and John William. He attends Central Presbyterian church in West Des Moines, where he serves as a church elder.

See also

External links

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

References