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===From [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chet_Culver Wikipedia], the free encyclopedia on 06/07/07===  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Chester John "Chet" Culver''' (b. January 25 1966, in [[Washington, D.C.]]) 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]].
  
Chester John "Chet" Culver (born [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_25 January 25], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966 1966]) is the current [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor Governor] of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._state U.S. state] of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa Iowa], having recently won the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_gubernatorial_election%2C_2006 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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_General_Assembly Iowa General Assembly]. Culver is also the first Democratic governor in Iowa since [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_L._Herring Clyde L. Herring] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1937 1937] to be elected to succeed another Democrat.
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==Biography==
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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
  
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Culver studied at Drake Law School before earning a master's degree in education from Drake University.  Culver taught high school in Des Moines, Iowa prior to election as Secretary of State in 1998. 
  
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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
  
==Background==  
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==Political career==
Chet Culver is the son of former U.S. Senator [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Culver John Culver], who represented Iowa from 1975-1981 in the Senate. Chet Culver was born in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington%2C_D.C. Washington, D.C.] and attended [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethesda-Chevy_Chase_High_School Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School] in suburban Maryland, graduating in 1984. After graduation Culver attended college at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Polytechnic_Institute_and_State_University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blacksburg%2C_Virginia Blacksburg, Virginia] on a football scholarship, where he earned a B.A. in political science. Culver then worked as a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBP%2C_Inc. Iowa Beef Processors], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des_Moines_University Des Moines University].[http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060228/NEWS09/602280398&SearchID=73237058884000[1]]
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===Governor of Iowa (2007-2011)===
Culver studied at [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Drake_Law_School&action=edit Drake Law School] before earning a masters degree in education from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_University Drake University]. Culver taught high school in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des_Moines%2C_Iowa Des Moines, Iowa] prior to election as Secretary of State in 1998.
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Culver was elected Governor of Iowa in 2006, and took office the following January. He ran for a second term in 2010 but lost to [[Republican]] [[Terry Branstad]] in the general election on November 2, 2010.
He currently resides in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Des_Moines%2C_Iowa West Des Moines, Iowa] with his wife Mariclare Thinnes Culver and their two children, Clare Honour and John William. He attends Central [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presbyterian Presbyterian] church in West Des Moines, where he serves as a church [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elder_%28religious%29#Presbyterian_Church_.28USA.29 elder].
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===Iowa Secretary of State (1999-2007)===
  
==2006 gubernatorial race==  
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==Elections==
Main article: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_gubernatorial_election%2C_2006 Iowa gubernatorial election, 2006]
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Iowa gubernatorial election, 2014]]''
Culver's main opponents for the Democratic nomination were former director of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Iowa_Department_of_Economic_Development&action=edit Iowa Department of Economic Development] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Blouin Mike Blouin] and seven term State Representative [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Fallon Ed Fallon]. Secretary of Agriculture [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patty_Judge Patty Judge] was also running for the nomination, but after she withdrew from the race, she gave her support to Culver and became his [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Running_mate running mate]. Culver won the Democratic primary with 39% of the vote.
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Culver considered a comeback bid for [[Governor of Iowa]] in 2014. First elected to the post in 2006, Culver served one term before being ousted by [[Terry E. Branstad]] (R) in the 2010 election. Culver explored the possibility of a rematch with Branstad, who {{2014isseeking}} re-election in 2014, but ultimately decided against entering the race during the 2014 electoral cycle.<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><ref>[http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2014/02/12/democrat-chet-culver-i-wont-run-for-public-office-in-2014/article ''The DesMoines Register,'' "Democrat Chet Culver: I won’t run for public office in 2014," February 12, 2014]</ref>
Culver faced Republican Congressman [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Nussle 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. [http://radioiowa.com/gestalt/go.cfm?objectid=FA15547E-E630-442D-83A82B06E9C57A4B&dbtranslator=local.cfm [2]] Nussle proposed a complete ban on abortion without any exceptions.
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==Electoral History==  
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===2010===
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:: ''See also: [[Iowa gubernatorial election, 2010]]''
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Culver sought re-election in 2010 but lost to Republican [[Terry E. Branstad]].
||~  || [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_%28US%29|Democratic]] || Chet Culver ||> 565,657 ||> 54.0 ||>  ||
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||~  || [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_%28US%29|Republican]] || [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Nussle|Jim Nussle]] ||> 466,757 ||> 44.6 ||>  ||
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===2006===
||~  || [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Party_%28United_States%29|Green]] || [[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wendy_Barth&action=edit|Wendy Barth]] ||> 7,722 ||> 0.7 ||>  ||
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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.
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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>
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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]]
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*[[Iowa gubernatorial election, 2010]]
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*[[Iowa gubernatorial election, 2014]]
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==External links==
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*[http://www.chetculver.com/welcome Chut Culver for Governor 2010 campaign website]
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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
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*[http://www.ontheissues.org/Chet_Culver.htm On the Issues - Chet Culver] issue positions and quotes
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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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==References==
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Chet Culver
Culver.jpg
Governor of Iowa
Former officeholder
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Governor of Iowa
2007-2011
Iowa Secretary of State
1999-2007
Education
Bachelor'sState University-Blacksburg, Virginia
Master'sDrake University
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 25, 1966
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionPresbyterian
Chester John "Chet" Culver (b. January 25 1966, in Washington, D.C.) 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 master's 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)

Culver was elected Governor of Iowa in 2006, and took office the following January. He ran for a second term in 2010 but lost to Republican Terry Branstad in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Iowa Secretary of State (1999-2007)

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa gubernatorial election, 2014

Culver considered a comeback bid for Governor of Iowa in 2014. First elected to the post in 2006, Culver served one term before being ousted by Terry E. Branstad (R) in the 2010 election. Culver explored the possibility of a rematch with Branstad, who sought re-election in 2014, but ultimately decided against entering the race during the 2014 electoral cycle.[1][2]

2010

See also: Iowa gubernatorial election, 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.[3]

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.[4]

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

References