|Governor of Rhode Island|
|Bachelor's||Dartmouth College (1987)|
|Birthday||October 11, 1965|
|Place of birth||Milford, Connecticut|
|Profession||President, Cross Alert Systems|
Block is a software engineer and entrepreneur. He serves as president of Simpatico Software Systems and Cross Alert Systems.
Block earned his BA in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.
Block was defeated in his bid for governor in 2010. He faced Frank T. Caprio (D), John F. Robitaille (R), Lincoln Chafee (I), Ronald Algieri (I), Todd Giroux (I), and Joseph M. Lusi (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Governor of Rhode Island, 2010|
|Democratic||Frank T. Caprio||23%||78,896|
|Republican||John F. Robitaille||33.6%||114,911|
|Independent||Joseph M. Lusi||0.3%||1,091|
- Ken Block for Governor campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Ken Block on Twitter
- Ken Block on YouTube
- Ken Block Biography - obtained in an email from the Block for Governor campaign
- WPRI, "Ken Block to run for governor in '14," May 21, 2013
- AP election guide - Hosted by NPR, "Rhode Island State Profile," accessed February 4, 2013
State of Rhode Island
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