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Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney.png
Candidate for
President of the United States
Prior offices
Governor of Massachusetts
January 2, 2003 – January 4, 2007
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University (1971)
Master'sHarvard Business School (1975)
J.D.Harvard Law School (1975)
Date of birthMarch 12, 1947
Place of birthDetroit, Michigan
Personal website
Campaign website
Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is a 2012 Republican candidate for President of the United States. He served as Governor of Massachusetts from January 2, 2003 to January 4, 2007.


Romney was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 12, 1947. His father, George Romney, was the 43rd Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969 and US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1969 to 1973. He ran for the Republican nomination for president in 1968.[1]

Mitt Romney began his career working for management consulting firm Bain & Company, going on to found investment firm Bain Capital in 1984. In 1999 he served as President of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, overseeing the 2002 Winter Olympics.[2]


  • Bachelors degree, Brigham Young University, 1971
  • Masters in Business Administration, Harvard Business School, 1975
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1975



See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Romney is running for President of the United States in 2012.[3] On August 11, 2012, Romney announced he selected Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate.[4][5]

Barack Obama is running for re-election on the Democratic ticket, while Gary Johnson is running as a Libertarian and Jill Stein is running for the Green Party.


Romney formally announced his 2008 run for U.S. President on February 13, 2007 at the Henry Ford Museum outside of Detroit, Michigan.[6] Ultimately losing the Republican nomination to John McCain, Romney spent $110 million during his campaign, $45 million of which was his own money.[2]


Romney was elected as Governor of Massachusetts on November 5, 2002.

Governor/Lt. Governor of Massachusetts, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMitt Romney and Kerry Healey 49.8% 1,091,988
     Democratic Shannon O'Brien and Chris Gabrieli 45% 985,981
     Massachusetts Green Jill Stein and Tony Lorenzen 3.5% 76,530
     Libertarian Carla Howell and Rich Aucoin 1.1% 23,044
     Unenrolled Barbara Johnson and Joe Schebel 0.7% 15,335
Total Votes 2,192,878
Election Results via Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth


Romney ran for U.S. Senate in 1994. He was defeated by Edward Kennedy (D).[2]

Campaign donors

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Mitt Romney's donors each year.[7] Click [show] for more information.


Romney and his wife, Ann, have five sons. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[2]

See also

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