United States Elections 2008
Republican Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney (1947)

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Candidate status: Announced
Filed a statement of candidacy with the FEC on January 3, 2007

Current job: Term as Massachusetts governor ended in January 2007

Birth date: March 12, 1947; Detroit, Michigan

Family: Married Ann Davies (1969-present); five children

Religion: Mormon

Education: Brigham Young University, B.A., 1971; Harvard University, M.B.A., J.D., 1975


Vice president at management consulting firm Bain & Company Inc.

1984: Founded Bain Capital, a venture capital and investment company.

1994: Ran unsuccessfully as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate against incumbent Ted Kennedy.

2002: With the 2002 Winter Olympics mired in controversy, he took over as president and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee.

2002: Elected governor of Massachusetts. He did not seek a second term in 2006.

Other Facts

His father, George Romney, was a three-term governor of Michigan and made an unsuccessful run for the GOP presidential nomination in 1968.

Romney is the author of "Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games" (2004).