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Chet Culver
Chet Culver

Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 12, 2007
Lieutenant(s) Patty Judge
Preceded by Tom Vilsack
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born January 25, 1966 (age 41)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic
Spouse Mariclare Culver
Profession Teacher
Religion Presbyterian

Chester John "Chet" Culver (born January 25, 1966) is the current Governor of the U.S. state of Iowa, having recently won the 2006 election. His assumption of office marks the first time that Democrats have simultaneously controlled both the executive and legislative branches of Iowa's state government since the 1965–1967 session of the Iowa Legislature. Culver is also the first Democratic governor in Iowa since Clyde L. Herring in 1937 to be elected to succeed another Democrat. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... This is a list of Governors of Iowa: See also Iowa Iowa Territory Governors of Iowa Territory Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Iowa ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... This is a List of Lieutenant Governors of the U.S. state of Iowa, 1858 to present. ... Patty Judge is the current Secretary of Agriculture in the U.S State of Iowa. ... Thomas James Vilsack (born December 13, 1950 in Pittsburgh) is an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and served as the 40th Governor of the state of Iowa. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Mariclare Culver is the First Lady of Iowa and the wife of Gov. ... A teacher writes on a blackboard in an American college. ... Presbyterianism is a form of church government which is most prevalent within the Reformed branch of Protestant Western Christianity. ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Iowa gubernatorial election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ... Clyde LaVerne Herring (May 3, 1879 - September 15, 1945) was a governor of Iowa, from 1933-37. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...

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Background

Chet Culver is the son of former U.S. Senator John Culver, who represented Iowa from 1975-1981 in the Senate. Chet Culver was born in Washington, D.C. and attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in suburban Maryland, graduating in 1984. After graduation Culver attended college at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia on a football scholarship, where he earned a B.A. in political science. Culver then worked as a lobbyist for two years in 1989 and 1990. The clients of the lobbying firm which employed Culver during this time included the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Iowa Beef Processors, and Des Moines University.[1] John Culver John Chester Culver (born August 8, 1932) is an American politician of the Democratic Party who represented Iowa in both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D... Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School is a Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, public school named for two of the towns it serves along with Kensington and Silver Spring, Maryland. ... Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, better known as Virginia Tech (also known as VPI), is a public land grant polytechnic university in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Although it is a comprehensive university with many departments, the agriculture, engineering, architecture, forestry, veterinary medicine, and business programs are considered to be among... Blacksburg is located in Montgomery County, Virginia. ... Lobbying is the practice of private advocacy with the goal of influencing a governing body, in order to ensure that an individuals or organizations point of view is represented in the government. ... IBP, Inc. ... Des Moines University is an Osteopathic Medical College in Des Moines, Iowa. ...


Culver studied at Drake Law School before earning a masters degree in education from Drake University. Culver taught high school in Des Moines, Iowa prior to election as Secretary of State in 1998. Drake University is a private, co-educational university located in the city of Des Moines, Iowa. ... Nickname: Hartford of the West, City of Skywalks, Raccoon City, DSM Location in the State of Iowa, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Iowa County Polk County Incorporated September 22, 1851 Government  - Mayor Frank Cownie Area  - City  77. ...



He currently resides in West Des Moines, Iowa with his wife Mariclare Thinnes Culver and their two children, Clare Honour and John William. He attends Central Presbyterian church in West Des Moines, where he serves as a church elder. West Des Moines is a city located in Polk County, and partially in Dallas and Warren counties, in the state of Iowa. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... A religious elder (in Greek, πρεσβυτερος [presbyteros]) is valued for his or her wisdom, in part for their age, on the grounds that the older one is then the more one is likely to know. ...


2006 gubernatorial race

Main article: Iowa gubernatorial election, 2006

Culver's main opponents for the Democratic nomination were former director of the Iowa Department of Economic Development Mike Blouin and seven term State Representative Ed Fallon. Secretary of Agriculture Patty Judge was also running for the nomination, but after she withdrew from the race, she gave her support to Culver and became his running mate. Culver won the Democratic primary with 39% of the vote. The Iowa gubernatorial election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ... Michael Thomas Blouin (born November 7, 1945), American politician, was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1979, representing Iowas Second Congressional District. ... Ed Fallon is an American politician from the U.S. state of Iowa. ... Patty Judge is the current Secretary of Agriculture in the U.S State of Iowa. ... A running mate is a person running for a subordinate position on a joint ticket during an election. ...


Culver faced Republican Congressman Jim Nussle of Manchester, who was unopposed in the Republican primary, in the general election. On November 7, 2006, Culver defeated Nussle in the general election with 54% of the vote while Nussle won 44%, and minor party candidates won 2%. Culver received the endorsement of Planned Parenthood. [2] Nussle proposed a complete ban on abortion without any exceptions. James Allen Jim Nussle (born June 27, 1960, Des Moines, Iowa) is an American politician. ...


References

  • Beaumont, Thomas. "Culver, Blouin battle for labor backing", Des Moines Register, 2/28/2006. (Retrieved 2/28/2006)

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Preceded by
Paul Pate
Iowa Secretary of State
1999-2007
Succeeded by
Michael Mauro
Preceded by
Tom Vilsack
Governor of Iowa
2007 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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Chet Culver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (492 words)
Chester John "Chet" Culver (born 1965) is the current Secretary of State in the U.S. state of Iowa and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Iowa in 2006.
Culver's main opponents for the Democratic nomination are former director of the Iowa Department of Economic Development Mike Blouin and seven term State Representative Ed Fallon.
Culver has drawn some criticism in the form of an internet blog entitled "chetnotstupid." The parody blog plays up the perception that Culver may not be the most intelligent candidate for governor.
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