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Encyclopedia > Bob Riley (Alabama)
Bob Riley

66th Governor of Alabama
Term of office: January 2003present
Lieutenant Governor: Lucy Baxley
Predecessor: Don Siegelman
Successor: incumbent
Born: October 3, 1944
Ashland, Alabama
Political party: Republican
Profession: Poultry Farmer, Used Car Salesman, Real Estate Agent
Spouse: Patsy Riley

Robert Renfroe "Bob" Riley (born October 3, 1944) is an American politician in the Republican Party. He is currently the Governor of Alabama. http://www. ... The following is a list of the territorial and state governors of Alabama. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lucy Baxley Lucy Baxley is the current Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, elected in 2002 and the Democratic candidate for Governor in 2006. ... Donald Eugene Don Siegelman (born February 24, 1946, in Mobile, Alabama) is an American Democratic politician. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... Ashland is a city located in Clay County, Alabama, USA. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 1,965. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... The Republican Party (often referred to as the GOP, for Grand Old Party) is one of the two major political parties in the United States two-party system, along with the Democratic Party. ... The following is a list of the territorial and state governors of Alabama. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ...


Riley was born in Ashland, Alabama, a small town in Clay County where his family ranched and farmed for six generations. Riley attended the University of Alabama, graduating with a degree in business administration. Riley is married to Patsy Adams Riley, also from Ashland. The couple has four children and four grandchildren. As Governor, he is a member of the National Governors Association, the Southern Governors' Association, and the Republican Governors Association. Ashland is a city located in Clay County, Alabama, USA. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 1,965. ... Clay County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA, or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. ... The National Governors Association (NGA) is an organization of the governors of the fifty U.S. states and five U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). ... SGA Mission Statement In recent years, the South has become the dominant region in the country –– a region characterized by innovation, growth and opportunity. ... The Republican Governors Association is an association for governors in the United States who belong to the United States Republican Party. ...


Riley was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996, defeating his Democratic opponent, State Senator T.D. "Ted" Little (Auburn, Ala.) and Libertarian John Sophocleus. Riley served as a representative from 1997 to 2003. Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Nickname: The Loveliest Village on the Plains Location in Lee County, Alabama Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Lee County, Alabama Mayor Bill Ham, Jr. ... The Libertarian Party is an American political party founded in 1971. ... John Sophocleus preparing to give an on-air interview for WACV 1170AM in Montgomery, Alabama during his 2002 gubernatorial campaign. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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2002 gubernatorial election

Riley did not run for re-election to the House in November 2002 (as a supporter of term limits, he imposed a three-term limit on himself), instead running for Governor of Alabama and defeating the Democratic incumbent, Don Siegelman by one of the narrowest margins in Alabama history. A voting machine malfunction showed Siegelman winning the election, but the corrected totals of the votes cast in Baldwin County gave Riley the victory. The corrected totals were confirmed as matching the voter sign-in sheets as well as the tapes on the machines recording the actual number of ballots cast. The Alabama gubernatorial election of 2002 was held as part of Alabamas State General Election on Tuesday November 5, 2002. ... 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for November, 2002. ... A term limit is a provision of a constitution, statute, or bylaw which limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Donald Eugene Don Siegelman (born February 24, 1946, in Mobile, Alabama) is an American Democratic politician. ... This is the history of the State of Alabama, in the United States of America. ... Baldwin County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ...


Amendment One

In the first year of his administration, Riley proposed "Amendment One", which would have made sweeping changes to the state's tax system. The plan essentially consisted of income tax breaks for the lowest income brackets, offset by numerous tax hikes on consumers and some upper income earners. Riley presented his plan in Christian terms, arguing that the existing system was unfair to the poor. The plan would have resulted in an overall tax increase of $1.2 billion per year. [1] Many conservatives attacked the plan on the basis of the tax increases included in the plan. While Riley's plan enjoyed liberal support, some liberals criticized the plan for giving tax breaks to large corporations, such as Alabama Power Company. The plan was rejected by voters on September 9, 2003, with 68 percent opposed. This was largely due to massive negative advertising financed by opponents of the proposal, including the Alabama branch of the Christian Coalition. While studies of the plan by economists and accountants showed that a majority of Alabamians would see lower overall taxes under the plan, polls showed that a majority of Alabamians - apparently influenced by opponents' advertising - thought their personal taxes would be higher under the plan. The Alabama Constitution is the basic governing document of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... A tax (also known as a duty) is a financial charge or other levy imposed on an individual or a legal entity by a state or a functional equivalent of a state (e. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Christianity. ... Alabama Power is a company in the southern United States that provides electricity service to 1. ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the organization presently operating in the United States. ...


In the wake of Amendment One's defeat, Riley, acting through his revenue commissioner, ordered that property tax appraisals be made annually, rather than the quadrennial reappraisals that were established practice. Because property values tend to increase over time, making appraisals more frequent has the indirect effect of increasing the taxes paid by property owners. Riley has been attacked for this action by his opponents in the 2006 gubernatorial election. They claim he has raised taxes without a vote of either the Legislature or the people. [2] Riley claims he is merely following the language of the law, and the advice of his attorneys.[3]


Industrial development

Riley has claimed credit for helping to spur economic development in Alabama. He points to the opening of an aeronautics engineering facility in Mobile by EADS, the parent company of Airbus, which may ripen into an aircraft assembly plant if EADS secures future contracts. [4] Riley has also claimed credit for the 2005 opening of a major automotive plant by Hyundai in Montgomery, and the construction of many tier-two manufacturing plants for Hyundai around Alabama. Riley's critics have pointed out that Riley has failed to emulate the success of predecessors, such as Siegelman - during whose administration the Hyundai plant was successfully recruited [5] [6] - and Jim Folsom, Jr., in securing automotive manufacturing plants. Specifically, when Kia announced in March 2006 it would build a maunfucturing plant in Georgia, [7] Riley was criticized by Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley [8] and Siegelman, [9] for Alabama's failure to mount a serious bid for the plant. Critics have also stated that recent developments are a consequence of national economic recovery. They have also pointed to the loss of thousands of Alabama's historic textile jobs during Riley's administration, although this may well be attributed to global economic trends. The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS N.V. (EADS) is a large European aerospace corporation, formed by the merger on July 10, 2000 of Aérospatiale-Matra of France, Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA) of Spain, and DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA) of Germany. ... Airbus S.A.S. is a leading aircraft manufacturer based in Toulouse, France. ... The Hyundai Group (meaning modernity in Korean) was founded by Chung Ju-yung in 1947 as a construction company and was once South Koreas biggest conglomerate (chaebol). ... James Elisha Folsom, Jr. ... Kia has several meanings: Kia Motors is a South Korean automobile manufacturer; Kia Asamiya is a popular Japanese manga artist. ... Lucy Baxley Lucy Baxley is the current Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, elected in 2002 and the Democratic candidate for Governor in 2006. ...


Other issues

In 2005, Governor Riley was criticized by some Mobile County residents after issuing that area of the state a "mandatory" evacuation order in advance of Hurricane Dennis's landfall. Residents felt the issue was better addressed during Hurricane Katrina using a layered approach with sections of the county evacuated instead of the entire county. Hurricane Dennis was the fourth named storm, second hurricane, and first major hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. ...


On August 28, 2005, Governor Riley declared a state of emergency for the approaching Hurricane Katrina. On the same day, he requested president George W. Bush to declare "expedited major disaster declaration" for six counties of south Alabama, which was approved by the evening of August 29. 350 national guardsmen were called on duty as of August 30.[10][11][12] August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa) Damages $81. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American businessman and politician, was elected in 2000 as the 43rd President of the United States of America, re-elected in 2004, and is currently serving his second term in that office. ... August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ...


On November 9, 2005 Riley called for a citizens' boycott of Aruba, alleging that the local government was engaged in a cover-up of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.[13][14] Yearbook portrait of Natalee Holloway Natalee Ann Holloway (born October 21, 1986), an American teenager from Mountain Brook, Alabama, disappeared on May 30, 2005 during a post-graduation trip in Aruba. ...


Also in November 2005, Riley suffered further criticism when his former Congressional press secretary, Michael Scanlon, pleaded guilty to conspiracy in the Jack Abramoff scandal. It further emerged that, as a Congressman, Riley signed a letter on behalf of the U.S. Family Network, opposing expansion of casino gambling in Alabama.[15] The U.S. Family Network was revealed to be an Abramoff front, funded by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, which operated competing casinos.[16] Riley has denied knowing the source of this funding. A press secretary is a senior advisor (usually to a politician) who provides advice on how to deal with the media and, using news management techniques, helps them to maintain a positive public image and avoid negative media coverage. ... Jack A. Abramoff (born February 28, 1958) is an American political lobbyist, a political activist and businessman who is a central figure in a series of high-profile political scandals. ... The Choctaws, or Chatas, are a Native American people originally from the southeast United States (Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana) of the Muskoghean linguistic group. ...


Recently, American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks inducted Riley and his wife into the Soul Patrol.[17] American Idol, formerly known as American Idol: The Search for a Superstar, is an American television series. ... Taylor Reuben Hicks[2] (born October 6, 1976[3]) is an American pop-soul singer, songwriter, musician, and winner of the fifth season of American Idol. ... Soul Patrol may refer to: Soul Patrol is a Christian gospel, rhythm and blues, soul music underground movement popular among the African-American demographic but also includes many other ethnic groups such as blue-eyed souls. ...


In August 2006, a Birmingham radio show publicly disclosed Riley's involvement in the Grand Lodge of Alabama, a governing body of Freemasons. The Resolution of 1876 of the Grand Lodge of Alabama was instituted to ban "Negro or any other of the inferior races" from joining. This is not the first time a prominent Alabama politician has been involved with this organization; George Wallace was another prominent member of the Grand Lodge of Alabama. [18] American Square & Compasses Freemasonry is a worldwide fraternal organization. ... Governor George Wallace (in front of door) standing defiantly against desegregation while being confronted by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach at the University of Alabama. ...


2006 re-election campaign

In 2003, Alabama state politics gained national attention when the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore, refused to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the rotunda of the court building. Riley reportedly supported Moore, but ultimately did not play a large role in the dispute. Riley stated there was nothing he could do to prevent Moore from being removed from office by a judicial ethics panel. Moore challenged Riley in the June 6, 2006 GOP primary, but Riley easily prevailed, garnering about 2/3 of the vote. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Supreme Court of Alabama is the highest court in the state of Alabama. ... Roy Stewart Moore (born February 11, 1947 in Etowah County, Alabama) is an American jurist, often referred to as the Ten Commandments judge because of his refusal, as the elected Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from his courthouse, despite... This 1768 parchment (612x502 mm) by Jekuthiel Sofer emulated 1675 Decalogue at the Esnoga synagogue of Amsterdam The Ten Commandments, or Decalogue, are a list of religious and moral imperatives which, according to religious tradition, were written by God and given to Moses on Mount Sinai in the form of... In Mosta, Malta, the Rotunda of Santa Marija Assunta is covered by a saucer dome. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As of May 10, 2005, Riley's approval ratings were 36% approving and 52% disapproving of his job as governor. [19]. By September 20, 2005, Riley’s approval ratings had increased substantially to 58 percent approving and 38% disapproving [20]. Analysis of this increase seems to indicate that it may be attributed to the public’s perception of Riley’s response to Hurricane Katrina. As of February 14, 2006, Riley's approval ratings had slightly decreased, with 52% approving and 43% disapproving of his job as governor[21]. As of August, 2006, his approval rating is at 62% with a disapproval rating of 35%. [22] May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See Alabama gubernatorial election, 2006. The 2006 Alabama gubernatorial election of 2006 is scheduled to occur on November 7, 2006. ...


Electoral history

  • 2002 Race for Governor
    • Bob Riley (R) - 672,225 - 49.2%
    • Don Siegelman (D) (inc.) - 669,105 - 48.9%
    • John Sophocleus (Libertarian) - 23,272 - 1.7%
    • write in - 2,451 - .2%

See Alabama gubernatorial election, 2002. Donald Eugene Don Siegelman (born February 24, 1946, in Mobile, Alabama) is an American Democratic politician. ... The Alabama gubernatorial election of 2002 was held as part of Alabamas State General Election on Tuesday November 5, 2002. ...

Preceded by:
Glen Browder
Member of the United States House of Representatives from Alabama's 3rd congressional district
1997-2003
Succeeded by:
Mike D. Rogers
Preceded by:
Don Siegelman
Governor of Alabama
2003 – present
Incumbent
Governors of Alabama Alabama State Flag
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AL: Bob Riley
AR: Mike Huckabee
AZ: Janet Napolitano
CA: Arnold Schwarzenegger
CO: Bill Owens
CT: Jodi Rell
DE: Ruth Ann Minner
FL: Jeb Bush
GA: Sonny Perdue
HI: Linda Lingle
IA: Tom Vilsack
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MN: Tim Pawlenty
MO: Matt Blunt
List of Idaho Governors George L. Shoup, Republican, 1890-1891 N. B. Willey, Republican, 1891-1893 William J. McConnell, Republican, 1893-1897 Frank Steunenberg, Democrat, 1897-1901 Frank W. Hunt, Democrat, 1901-1903 John T. Morrison, Republican, 1903-1905 Frank R. Gooding, Republican, 1905-1909 James H. Brady, Republican, 1909... Idaho Lieutenant Governor Jim Risch is a rancher and attorney from Ada County. ... The Governor of Illinois is the chief executive of the State of Illinois and the various agencies and departments over which the officer has jurisdiction, as prescribed in the state constitution. ... Milorad Rod R. Blagojevich (pronounced IPA: , born December 10, 1956) is an American politician from the state of Illinois. ... List of Indiana Governors Jonathan Jennings Dem. ... Mitchell Elias Daniels, Jr. ... The Governor of Kansas holds the supreme executive power of the State as provided by the first article of the Kansas Constitution. ... Kathleen Gilligan Sebelius (born May 15, 1948, in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American Democratic politician who currently serves as the 44th Governor of Kansas. ... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... Ernest Lee Fletcher (born November 12, 1952) has served as governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky since 2003. ... List of Governors of Louisiana First French Era Sieur Sauvole de la Villantry 1699-1701 Jean Baptiste de la Moyne, Sieur de Bienville 1701-1713 Antonine de la Mothe Cadillac 1713-1716 Jean Baptiste de la Moyne 1716-1717 De lEpinay 1717-1718 Jean Baptiste de la Moyne 1718... Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (born December 15, 1942) is an American politician. ... John Hancock, the first Governor The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the United States Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Willard Mitt Romney (b. ... Robert L. Ehrlich, the 60th and current Governor of Maryland. ... Robert Leroy Ehrlich, Jr. ... This is a list of Governors of Maine since statehood in 1820. ... John Elias Baldacci (born January 30, 1955) is the current Governor of the U.S. State of Maine. ... Michigan Governors Territorial Governors State Governors From statehood until the election of 1966, governors were elected to two-year terms. ... Jennifer Mulhern Granholm (born February 5, 1959) is the current Governor of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Tim Pawlenty, the 39th and current Governor of Minnesota. ... Timothy James Pawlenty (born November 27, 1960) is an American politician from the Republican Party. ... The Governors of Missouri since its statehood in 1820 are: Alexander McNair 1821-24 Frederick Bates 1824-25 Abraham J. Williams 1825-26 John Miller 1826-32 Daniel Dunklin 1832-36 Lilburn W. Boggs 1836-40 Thomas Reynolds 1840-44 Meredith Miles Marmaduke 1844 John C. Edwards 1844-48 Austin... Matthew Roy Blunt (born November 20, 1970) was elected Governor of Missouri on November 2, 2004. ...

MS: Haley Barbour
MT: Brian Schweitzer
NC: Mike Easley
ND: John Hoeven
NE: Dave Heineman
NH: John Lynch
NJ: Jon Corzine
NM: Bill Richardson
NV: Kenny Guinn
NY: George Pataki
OH: Bob Taft
OK: Brad Henry
Governors of Mississippi Territory, 1801–1817 Winthorp Sargent (Federalist) (7 May 1798–25 May 1801) William C. C. Claiborne (Democrat) (25 May 1801–1 March 1805) Robert Williams (Democrat) (1 March 1805–7 March 1809) David Holmes (Democrat) (7 March 1809–10 December 1817) Governors of the State of Mississippi... Haley Reeves Barbour (born October 22, 1947) is the current governor of Mississippi, and a Republican. ... List of Montana Governors See also Governors of Montana Territory Exteral link governors of Montana Categories: Governors of Montana | Lists of United States governors ... Brian Schweitzer (born September 4, 1955) is the Governor of Montana and a member of the Democratic Party. ... The Governor of North Carolina is the top executive of the government of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Mike Easley Michael Francis Easley (born March 23, 1950) is the current Democratic governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... The following is a list of governors of the state of North Dakota, United States. ... John Hoeven (born March 13, 1957) has been the Governor of North Dakota since December 2000. ... List of Nebraska Governors David Butler Republican 1867-1871 William H. James Republican 1871-1873 Robert Wilkinson Furnas Republican 1873-1875 Silas Garber Republican 1875-1879 Albinus Nance Republican 1879-1883 James W. Dawes Republican 1883-1887 John Milton Thayer Republican 1887-1892 James E. Boyd Democratic 1892-1893 Lorenzo... Governor Dave Heineman speaks after being sworn in as the 40th Governor of Nebraska. ... See also New Hampshire Province of New Hampshire List of Colonial Governors of New Hampshire I am a doodlebug Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of New Hampshire ... This article is about the Governor of New Hampshire. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the current Democratic Governor of the state of New Jersey. ... This is a list of Governors of the state of New Mexico (est. ... William Blaine Bill Richardson (born November 15, 1947) is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party. ... This is a list of Governors of Nevada. ... External link Governors homepage Categories: | | | | ... This is a list of the Governors of New York. ... George Elmer Pataki (born June 24, 1945) is the current Governor of New York State, USA and has held that office since January 1995, and as of June 2006 is the longest-serving of the current 50 U.S. governors. ... Ohio Governors Ohio was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803. ... Robert Alphonso Taft II (born January 8, 1942) has been the Republican governor of the U.S. state of Ohio since 1999. ... This is a list of Governors of Oklahoma: Charles N. Haskell Democratic 1907-1911 Lee Cruce Democratic 1911-1915 R. L. Williams Democratic 1915-1919 James B. A. Robertson Democratic 1919-1923 John C. Walton Democratic 1923-1923 Martin E. Trapp Democratic 1923-1927 Henry S. Johnston Democratic 1927-1929... Charles Bradford Brad Henry (born June 10, 1963) is the Governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ...

OR: Ted Kulongoski
PA: Ed Rendell
RI: Donald Carcieri
SC: Mark Sanford
SD: Mike Rounds
TN: Phil Bredesen
TX: Rick Perry
UT: Jon Huntsman
VA: Tim Kaine
VT: Jim Douglas
WA: Christine Gregoire
WI: Jim Doyle
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WV: Joe Manchin
WY: Dave Freudenthal
list of West Virginia Governors Arthur I. Boreman Republican 1863-1869 Daniel D. T. Farnsworth Republican 1869-1869 William E. Stevenson Republican 1869-1871 John J. Jacob Democratic 1871-1877 Henry M. Mathews Democratic 1877-1881 Jacob B. Jackson Democratic 1881-1885 Emanuel W. Wilson Democratic 1885-1890 Aretas B... Joseph 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. ... List of Wyoming Governors Francis E. Warren Republican 1890 Amos W. Barber Republican 1890-1893 John E. Osborne Democratic 1893-1895 William A. Richards Republican 1895-1899 DeForest Richards Republican 1899-1903 Fenimore Chatterton Republican 1903-1905 Bryant B. Brooks Republican 1905-1911 Joseph M. Carey Democratic 1911-1915 John... David D. Freudenthal (born October 12, 1950) is the governor of the U.S. state of Wyoming. ...


AS: Togiola Tulafono
DC: Anthony A. Williams  (Mayor)
GU: Felix Camacho
MP: Benigno Fitial
PR: Aníbal Acevedo Vilá
VI: Charles Turnbull
List of American Samoa Governors This is a list of governors etc. ... Togiola Talalelei A. Tulafono (born 1947) is the Governor of American Samoa. ... List of mayors for Washington, D.C. The cities of Washington and Georgetown also had mayors from 1802-1871. ... Anthony Williams Anthony A. Tony Williams (born July 28, 1951 in Los Angeles, California) is a United States politician who has served as mayor of Washington, D.C. since 1999. ... List of Guam Governors Since after World War II 1946 - 1949 Charles Alan Pownall 1949 - 1953 Carlton S. Skinner 1953 - 1956 Ford Quint Elvidge 1956 - 1956 William T. Corbett 1956 - 1959 Richard Barrett Lowe 1959 - 1960 Marcellus G. Boss 1960 - 1961 Joseph F. Flores 1961 - 1962 William Patlov Daniel 1962... Felix Perez Camacho (b. ... List of Northern Mariana Islands Governors Carlos S. Camacho Democrat 1978-1982 Pedro P. Tenorio Republican 1982-1990 Lorenzo I. De Leon Guerrero Republican 1990-1994 Froilan C. Tenorio Democrat 1994-1998 Pedro P. Tenorio Republican 1998-2002 Juan N. Babauta Republican 2002- Categories: | | ... Benigno Repeki Fitial (November 27, 1945) is the new elected Governor of Northern Mariana Islands (elections of Nov. ... Seal of the Governor of Puerto Rico The Governor of Puerto Rico is the Head of Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ... Aníbal Pato Salvador Acevedo Vilá (born February 13, 1962) is the eighth and current Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ... List of U.S. Virgin Islands Governors 1917 - 1917 Edwin Taylor Pollock 1917 - 1919 James Harrison Oliver 1919 - 1921 Joseph Wallace Oman 1921 - 1922 Sumner Ely Wetmore Kittelle 1922 - 1923 Henry Hughes Hough 1923 - 1925 Philip Williams 1925 - 1927 Martin Edwin Trench 1927 - 1931 Waldo A. Evans 1931 - 1935 Paul... Charles Wesley Turnbull (born February 5, 1935), is the current governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands. ...


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