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Encyclopedia > Aníbal Acevedo Vilá
Aníbal Acevedo Vilá

Governor of Puerto Rico
Term of Office: January 22005 –present
Preceded by: Sila Calderón
Succeeded by: Incumbent
Date of birth: February 13, 1962
Place of birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Profession: Lawyer
First Lady: Luisa Gándara
Party: Popular Democratic Party

Aníbal Acevedo Vilá (born February 13, 1962) is the eighth and current democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico. Acevedo has served in many political posts in Puerto Rico, including being member of the House of Representatives (19932001) and Resident Commissioner (2001–2005). Acevedo won the office of Governor on the elections of November 2004, defeating former Governor Pedro Rosselló. However, Acevedo's margin of victory was just 3,566 votes and was marred by a controversy that involved appealings at the United States federal courts. Anibal Acevedo Vilá This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Seal of the Governor of Puerto Rico The Governor of Puerto Rico is the Head of Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ... January 2 is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Sila María Calderón Serra (born September 23, 1942) was the seventh Democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico from 2001 to 2005. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... San Juan is the capital city of Puerto Rico. ... A lawyer is a person licensed by the state to advise clients in legal matters and represent them in courts of law (and in other forms of dispute resolution). ... The Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico —or Partido Popular Democrático de Puerto Rico (PPD) in Spanish— is a political party that stands for Puerto Rico to be a free associated state of the United States, which is also known as a commonwealth status. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Seal of the Governor of Puerto Rico The Governor of Puerto Rico is the Head of Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ... The House of Representatives of Puerto Rico is the lower house of the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico, larger than the Senate. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico is a nonvoting representative of the United States House of Representatives elected by Puerto Ricans every 4 years. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... The Puerto Rico General Elections of 2004 took place on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2004. ... Term of Office: January 2, 1993 – January 2, 2001 Preceded by: Rafael Hernández Colón Succeeded by: Sila Calderón Date of birth: April 5, 1944 Place of birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico Profession: Pedriatician First Lady: Maga Nevares Party: New Progressive Party Pedro Juan Rosselló González (born April 5, 1944) was... A United States federal courts are the system of courts organized under the Constitution and laws of the federal government of the United States. ...

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Early life and education

Acevedo Vilá was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and attended the Colegio San José High School in the same municipality, where he graduated as president of the class in 1979. In 1982, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras. He continued his studies in Law at the same campus, where he was elected Vice President of the Student Council and served as Editor-in-Chief of the law journal published by the school. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1985, graduating magna cum laude. After passing the Puerto Rican bar, Acevedo Vilá completed a year-long clerkship at the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, where he worked under Justice Federico Hernández Denton. In 1987, he obtained a Master's degree in Law from Harvard University. From 1987 to 1988, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Levin Campbell, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, Massachusetts]]. 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1982 is a number and represents a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar Events January January 6 - William Bonin is convicted of being the freeway killer. January 8 - AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions January 11 - Mark Thatcher, son of the British Prime... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... Niccolò Machiavelli, ca 1500, became the key figure in realistic political theory, crucial to political science Political Science is an academic and research discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... The University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras (UPRRP) —or Recinto Universitario de Río Piedras (RRP) in Spanish— is a state university located in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... Law (a loanword from Old Norse lag), in politics and jurisprudence, is a set of rules or norms of conduct which mandate, proscribe or permit specified relationships among people and organizations, provide methods for ensuring the impartial treatment of such people, and provide punishments for those who do not follow... J.D. is an abbreviation for the Latin Juris Doctor, also called a Doctor of Law or Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and is the law degree typically awarded by an accredited U.S. law school after successfully completing three years of post-graduate law study. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico is the highest court of Puerto Rico having the ultimate judicial authority within Puerto Rico to interpret and decide questions of state law. ... Federico Hernández Denton (Born April 12, 1944) is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate or graduate course of one to three years in duration. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the following United States District Courts: District of Maine District of Massachusetts District of New Hampshire District of Puerto Rico District of Rhode Island The court is based at the John Joseph... City nickname: Beantown, The Hub, Athens of America Location in the state of Massachusetts Founded September 17, 1630 County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ...


Political career

Acevedo Vilá began his political career in 1989 when he worked as Advisor in Legislative Affairs to then-Governor Rafael Hernández Colón. In 1992 he was elected as Representative At-Large to Puerto Rico's House of Representatives. He developed his leadership skills during this period and was able to win reelection in 1996. The following year, his party elected him Minority Leader of the House. In February 1997, Acevedo Vilá was elected President of the Popular Democratic Party. Rafael Hernández Colón (born October 24, 1936) is a native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, who was the fourth democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico for 12 years ( 1973- 1977, 1985- 1993). ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The House of Representatives of Puerto Rico is the lower house of the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico, larger than the Senate. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico —or Partido Popular Democrático de Puerto Rico (PPD) in Spanish— is a political party that stands for Puerto Rico to be a free associated state of the United States, which is also known as a commonwealth status. ...


In 1998, Acevedo Vilá participated in a campaign against the Young Bill, a proposed legislative project headed by the U.S. Congress which sought to resolve the political status of Puerto Rico by calling a referendum. However, the referendum called for in the project would not have included the option for Puerto Rico to remain a commonwealth with the United States. 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Young Project (1998) was an initiative by various members of the United States Congress to resolve the political status of the Commonweatlh of Puerto Rico. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... Puerto Rico is a United States territory given special commonwealth status. ... In the terminology of the United States insular areas, a commonwealth is an organized territory that has established with the Federal Government a more highly developed relationship, usually embodied in a written mutual agreement. ...


Although the project failed to become law, Puerto Rico's elected officials at the time headed by Governor Pedro Rosselló organized a non-binding plebiscite to define Puerto Rico's political status, in which Puerto Ricans were given five options in the ballot: commonwealth, associated republic, statehood, independence from the United States, or "none of the above". Term of Office: January 2, 1993 – January 2, 2001 Preceded by: Rafael Hernández Colón Succeeded by: Sila Calderón Date of birth: April 5, 1944 Place of birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico Profession: Pedriatician First Lady: Maga Nevares Party: New Progressive Party Pedro Juan Rosselló González (born April 5, 1944) was... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... This article discusses states as sovereign political entities. ... This article or section should include material from Puerto Rican Nationalist Party The political movement for Puerto Rican Independence has existed since the mid-19th century and has advocated independence of the island of Puerto Rico, in varying degrees, from Spain (in the 1800s) or the United States (from 1898...


Acevedo and his party believed that the definition for the commonwealth which was included in the plebsicite ballot was ill-defined; therefore, his party campaigned for the "none of the above" option, which ultimately won over the other options on the ballot. (See Puerto Rico status referenda for more information.) While voting in all elections in Puerto Rico, even those for local governance are influenced by the status determination forwarded by individual parties; there have been three referenda (plebiscites) exploring voter opinions regarding Puerto Rico’s future status vis-à-vis the United States federal government (1967, 1993, and 1998...


Resident Commissioner

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Governor Acevedo Vilá and Resident Commissioner Luis Fortuño shake hands.

In 2000, Acevedo Vilá ran for Resident Commissioner of the island after defeating José Hernández Mayoral in their party's primary election. Later that year, Acevedo Vilá defeated Carlos Romero Barceló, the incumbent Resident Commissioner. Governor Vila and Resident Commissioner Fortuno This work is copyrighted. ... Governor Vila and Resident Commissioner Fortuno This work is copyrighted. ... Luis Fortuño, Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico Luis Fortuño (born October 31, 1960) is a lawyer and politician from Puerto Rico affiliated with the New Progressive Party and the United States Republican Party. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Term of Office: January 2, 1977 – January 2, 1985 Preceded by: Rafael Hernández Colón Succeeded by: Rafael Hernández Colón Date of birth: September 4, 1932 Place of birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico Profession: Lawyer First Lady: Kate Donally Party: New Progressive Party Carlos Antonio Romero Barceló (born September 4, 1932...


In the summer of 2003, Governor Sila M. Calderón announced she would not seek re-election the following year. José Hernández Mayoral surfaced as the likely party's candidate for Governor for the 2004 elections. Months following the announcement, Hernández Mayoral widthdrew from the race, citing personal matters. Acevedo Vilá filled the vacant candidacy due to the support he received from influential mayors of several Puerto Rican municipalities. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sila María Calderón Serra (born September 23, 1942) was the seventh Democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico from 2001 to 2005. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Acevedo won the Puerto Rico General Elections of 2004 by approximately 3,800 votes (0.2 percent of the vote) over former-governor Pedro Rosselló. However, since the margin of victory was so small, a full recount of the elections took place. During the period, Rosselló filed a civil law suit against Acevedo Vila himself over a dispute of certain ballots that were cast during the elections. The case moved up to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, where three judges ruled that the case the question of whether the ballots were properly cast or not was a question of state law and therefore should be seen by the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico ruled that the ballots in question were valid. On December 28, 2004 the recount ended and Acevedo was certified as the winner of the elections. The Puerto Rico General Elections of 2004 took place on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2004. ... The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the following United States District Courts: District of Maine District of Massachusetts District of New Hampshire District of Puerto Rico District of Rhode Island The court is based at the John Joseph... December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 3 days remaining. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Governor

Acevedo assumed the office of Governor on January 2, 2005 facing many political challenges during his term. This is due to the fact that the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico is controlled by a different party, the New Progressive Party (PNP by its acronym in Spanish). The new Resident Commissioner is also member of the PNP, and Acevedo's main political rival, Pedro Rossello, managed to gain a seat in the Senate of Puerto Rico. January 2 is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico is the legislative branch of the government of Puerto Rico. ... The New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico —or Partido Nuevo Progresista de Puerto Rico (PNP) in Spanish— is a political party that campaigns for Puerto Rico to become a state of the United States. ... The Senate of Puerto Rico is the upper house of the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico, smaller than the House of Representatives. ...


Because the executive and the legislative branches of the government are controlled by different political parties, Governor Acevedo Vilá has called his government a "shared government". During the first months of his term, Acevedo concentrated his efforts on trying to reach bipartisan support for his projects and for the nominees of his cabinet. However, when Acevedo vetoed a legislative project proposed by the PNP the ideal of a peaceful "shared government" collapsed. Senators and Representatives from the PNP opted to oppose most of the persons nominated by the Governor for the cabinet.


A major controversy took place in May, 2005, when the House of Representatives voted on the confirmation of Marisara Pont for the post of Secretary of State. The final vote ended 24-16, in favor of the confirmation. Some members of the PNP voted for Pont. However, the Speaker of the House, Jose Aponte, concluded that in order for Pont to be confirmed, she needed an absolute majority. Therefore, Aponte announced that the House had vetoed the nomination of Pont. This article is about the month of May. ... United Kingdom In the United Kingdom, a Secretary of State is a senior Cabinet Minister in charge of a Government Department. ...


Acevedo Vilá decided to oppose this decision by going to the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. However, Aponte ordered to stop some of the procedures in the House of Representatives until Acevedo Vila publicly apologized for, what he called, "defying" the Puerto Rican Legislature. Although the Governor did not apologize, Aponte decided to continue with the House's procedures. Eventually, the Supreme Court voted 5-1 in favor of Aponte and Pont was not confirmed as Secretary of State.


Later on the same month, confrontations between the executive and the legislative branches reached a new climax when the Puerto Rican Legislature voted to overwrite a veto by Acevedo Vilá. He became the first democratically elected governor to have a veto overwritten by the Legislature.


Today, we still see a fight over power mainly in part due to former and now defeated Governor Pedro Rosselló, who, as mentioned above, managed to get a seat on the local senate, wants to take over the presidency from current senate president Kenneth McClinttock. The battle took Governor Acevedo Vilá to run the country, mainly by executive orders. He is currently operating, in part on the unknown, without an approved budget for the next quater.


External links

  • Anibal Acevedo Vila - U.S. House of Representatives website (http://www.house.gov/acevedo-vila/)
  • Popular Democratic Party (http://www.ppdpr.net) - in Spanish.


Preceded by:
Carlos Romero Barceló
Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico
2001-2005
Succeeded by:
Luis Fortuño
Preceded by:
Sila María Calderón
Governor of Puerto Rico
2005-
Succeeded by:
Incumbent


Term of Office: January 2, 1977 – January 2, 1985 Preceded by: Rafael Hernández Colón Succeeded by: Rafael Hernández Colón Date of birth: September 4, 1932 Place of birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico Profession: Lawyer First Lady: Kate Donally Party: New Progressive Party Carlos Antonio Romero Barceló (born September 4, 1932... The Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico is a nonvoting representative of the United States House of Representatives elected by Puerto Ricans every 4 years. ... Luis Fortuño, Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico Luis Fortuño (born October 31, 1960) is a lawyer and politician from Puerto Rico affiliated with the New Progressive Party and the United States Republican Party. ... Sila María Calderón Serra (born September 23, 1942) was the seventh Democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico from 2001 to 2005. ... Seal of the Governor of Puerto Rico The Governor of Puerto Rico is the Head of Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ...


Luis Muñoz Marín (February 18, 1898 - April 30, 1980) was a poet, journalist and politician. ... Roberto Sánchez Vilella (February 19, 1913-March 24, 1997) was the second democratically eleted Governor of Puerto Rico. ... Don Luis Alberto Ferré Aguayo (February 17, 1904 – October 21, 2003) was an engineer, industrialist, politician, philanthropist, and a patron of the arts. ... Rafael Hernández Colón (born October 24, 1936) is a native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, who was the fourth democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico for 12 years ( 1973- 1977, 1985- 1993). ... Carlos Antonio Romero Barcel (born in September 4, 1932) was Puerto Ricos fifth democratically elected Governor, the second governor to be elected from the New Progressive Party (PNP) and also Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico from 1993 to 2001. ... Term of Office: January 2, 1993 – January 2, 2001 Preceded by: Rafael Hernández Colón Succeeded by: Sila Calderón Date of birth: April 5, 1944 Place of birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico Profession: Pedriatician First Lady: Maga Nevares Party: New Progressive Party Pedro Juan Rosselló González (born April 5, 1944) was... Sila María Calderón Serra (born September 23, 1942) was the seventh Democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico from 2001 to 2005. ...

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RI: Donald Carcieri
SC: Mark Sanford
State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (acting) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... Richard Codey, Acting Governor of New Jersey Richard James Codey (born November 27, 1946) is an American Democratic politician from West Orange, New Jersey currently serving as Acting Governor of that state since the resignation of Governor James McGreevey, due to a sex scandal, took effect on November 15, 2004. ... State nickname: Land of Enchantment Other U.S. States Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Governor Bill Richardson Official languages English and Spanish Area 315,194 km² (5th)  - Land 314,590 km²  - Water 607 km² (0. ... Bill Richardson is currently the Governor of the state of New Mexico. ... State nickname: Silver State, Battle Born State (official) Other U.S. States Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Governor Kenny Guinn Official languages None Area 286,367 km² (7th)  - Land 284,396 km²  - Water 1,971 km² (0. ... Kenny Guinn Kenny C. Guinn (born August 24, 1936) is an American educator and businessman who was elected Republican Governor of Nevada in 1998 and re-elected in 2002. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... George Elmer Pataki (born June 24, 1945) is the current governor of the U.S. state of New York (since 1995). ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... Robert Alphonso Taft II (born January 8, 1942) has been the Republican governor of the U.S. state of Ohio since 1999. ... Oklahoma is a southwestern state of the United States and its U.S. postal abbreviation is OK; others abbreviate the states name Okla. ... Brad Henry (born June 10, 1963) is the Governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... State nickname: Beaver State Other U.S. States Capital Salem Largest city Portland Governor Ted Kulongoski Official languages None Area 255,026 km² (9th)  - Land 248,849 km²  - Water 6,177 km² (2. ... Ted Kulongoski Theodore R. Kulongoski (born November 5, 1940) is a Polish-American politician, a Democrat, and currently the governor of Oregon. ... State nickname: The QUENESE PERSON STATE Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... Gov. ... The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico) is a self-governing unincorporated organized territory of the United States located east of the Dominican Republic in the northeastern Caribbean. ... State nickname: The Ocean State Other U.S. States Capital Providence Largest city Providence Governor Donald Carcieri Official languages None Area 4,005 km² (50th)  - Land 2,709 km²  - Water 1,296 km² (32. ... Donald L. Don Carcieri (born December 16, 1942) is the governor of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. ... State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford Official languages English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,012,012 (26th)  - Density 51. ... Categories: Stub | 1960 births | Governors of South Carolina ...

SD: Mike Rounds
TN: Phil Bredesen
TX: Rick Perry
UT: Jon Huntsman, Jr.
VA: Mark R. Warner
VI: Charles Wesley Turnbull
VT: Jim Douglas
WA: Christine Gregoire
WI: Jim Doyle
WV: Joe Manchin
WY: Dave Freudenthal
State nickname: The Mount Rushmore State Other U.S. States Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Governor Mike Rounds Official languages English Area 199,905 km² (17th)  - Land 196,735 km²  - Water 3,173 km² (1. ... Marion Michael Mike Rounds (born October 24, 1954) is an American politician and the current Governor of South Dakota. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis (largest metropolitan area is Nashville) Governor Phil Bredesen Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... Governor Phil Bredesen Philip Norman Bredesen (born November 21, 1943) is the 48th Governor of Tennessee. ... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry Official languages None. ... James Richard Rick Perry (born March 4, 1950) is a Republican politician and the current Governor of Texas. ... State nickname: Beehive State Other U.S. States Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. ... Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... Mark Robert Warner (born December 15, 1954) is an American Democratic politician and the current Governor of Virginia. ... The United States Virgin Islands is a group of islands in the Caribbean that is a dependency of the United States. ... Charles Wesley Turnbull Charles Wesley Turnbull is the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas Official languages None Area 24,923 km² (45th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... Governor James Jim Douglas, BA (born June 21, 1952) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Vermont. ... State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire Official languages None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ... Governor Christine Gregoire Christine Chris OGrady Gregoire (born March 24, 1947) is the Democratic governor of the U.S. State of Washington. ... One of the periods of glaciation was also termed the Wisconsin glaciation. ... Jim Doyle (born November 23, 1945) is an American politician and the current and 44th Governor of Wisconsin. ... State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin Official languages English Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0. ... Joe Manchin III (born August 24, 1947 in Farmington, West Virginia) was elected Governor of West Virginia in the 2004 election and took office on January 17, 2005. ... State nickname: Equality State Other U.S. States Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal Official languages English Area 253,554 km² (10th)  - Land 251,706 km²  - Water 1,851 km² (0. ... David D. Freudenthal (born October 12, 1950) is the governor of the U.S. state of Wyoming. ...


 
 

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