2014 years old
Race: U.S. Senate
Born: Dec. 26, 1960 in Danville, Ill.
Family: Married (Ruth), one daughter (Tricia, 28), two sons (Chas, 24, and Thomas, 3)
Education: Graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Occupation: Maine secretary of state; former New England regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration; served as state director to U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe; commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, assigned to public affairs staff of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey
Political experience: Two terms in the Maine Senate, 1990-1994; finished second in four-way Republican primary in the 1st Congressional District in 1994; lost to Democrat Tom Allen in 2004 for the 1st District seat and to Democrat Chellie Pingree in 2008; elected Maine Secretary of State in 2010
Fun facts- Was a huge fan of Dick Stacey’s Country Jamboree.
- Is a lifelong horse racing fan and has adopted two standardbred horses.
- His favorite blues performer is John Lee Hooker.
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