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Mitch Daniels
Mitch Daniels

Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 10, 2005
Lieutenant(s) Becky Skillman
Preceded by Joseph Kernan
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born April 07, 1949 (1949-04-07) (age 58)
Flag of Pennsylvania Monongahela, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse Cheri Daniels
Profession health care executive, office manager
Religion Presbyterian

Mitchell Elias "Mitch" Daniels, Jr. (born April 7, 1949 in Middlebury, Indiana) is the current Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana. A Republican, he began his four-year term as Indiana's 49th Governor on January 10, 2005. On June 16, 2007, Daniels announced he was running for re-election in 2008. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... List of Indiana Governors Jonathan Jennings Dem. ... Open seat redirects here. ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Lieutenant Governor of Indiana is elected on the same ticket as the Governor. ... Becky Skillman Rebecca Becky Skillman is the 50th and current Lieutenant Governor of the State of Indiana. ... Joe Kernan Joseph Eugene Kernan (born April 8, 1946), widely known as Joe Kernan, is an American politician who became the Governor of Indiana on September 13, 2003 upon the death of Frank OBannon. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Pennsylvania. ... Monongahela is a city in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... An Office Manager is a salaried employee charged with the general administrative responsibilities of any given office of a corporation. ... Presbyterianism is a tradition shared by a number of Christian denominations which is most prevalent within the Reformed branch of Protestant Western Christianity. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Memorial Park. ... List of Indiana Governors Jonathan Jennings Dem. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

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Early life

Daniels moved to Indiana from Pennsylvania when he was in grade school. Upon graduating from Northridge High School (The Cockhouse)in 1967, Daniels was named Indiana's Presidential Scholar – the state’s top male high school graduate that year – by President Lyndon Johnson. Daniels earned a bachelor's degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1971 and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1979. For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Largest metro area Delaware Valley Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President of the US, to recognize and honor some of the most distinguished graduating high school seniors in the United States. ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908–January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician. ... Robertson Hall, which houses the Woodrow Wilson School. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... “J.D.” redirects here. ... The schools original sign, preserved on the north quad of the present-day campus. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


While a student at Princeton in 1970, he was arrested for possession of marijuana and spent two nights in jail. Throughout his professional career, he has always been forthcoming about his arrest; disclosing it on job applications and in a 1989 Indianapolis Star column.[1] Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The Indianapolis Star began publishing on June 6, 1903 and celebrated its 100th anniversary on June 6, 2003. ...


Private sector work

In 1987, Daniels returned to Indiana as chief executive of the Hudson Institute, restoring the organization back to financial health. He then left Hudson in 1990 for the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company. From 1993 until 2001, Daniels was employed as Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Policy at Eli Lilly. Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... The Hudson Institute is a right-leaning U.S. think tank, founded in 1961 in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, by the futurist Herman Kahn and other colleagues from the RAND Corporation. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is a global pharmaceutical company and one of the worlds largest corporations. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ...


In January 2001 Daniels sold $1.45 million in Indianapolis Power & Light Co. stock, just before the value of the shares plummeted. The Indiana Securities Division investigated the sale and found no wrongdoing, but political opponents in his 2004 gubernatorial campaign charged that Daniels got rich while other employees suffered financial hardship. Mr. Daniels claimed that he sold his shares because of his appointment by President Bush (see below). Indianapolis Power & Light Company, also known as IPL, is a utility company providing electric service to the city of Indianapolis. ...


Office of Management and Budget

In January 2001, Daniels accepted President George W. Bush's invitation to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). He served as Director from January 2001 through June 2003. In this role he was also a member of the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is a body within the Executive Office of the President of the United States which is tasked with coordinating United States Federal agencies. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Homeland Security Council (HSC) is an entity within the Executive Office of the President of the United States and was created by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 1 (HSPD-1) on October 29, 2001. ...


While it is thought that President Bush nicknamed Daniels "The Blade" for his determination to cut social services spending, in actuality this nickname originated in Daniels's days at Princeton University, where his skill at the poker table led his fellow Charter Club members to label him with this moniker. It would seem to apply equally to his noted acumen at budget cutting. Charter Club The Princeton Charter Club is one of Princeton Universitys ten active undergraduate eating clubs located on or near Prospect Avenue. ...


Daniels instituted a first-of-its-kind accountability system for all governmental entities. Ironically, Daniels came under fire for overseeing a $236 billion annual surplus turn into a $400 billion deficit during his 29-month tenure. Supporters argued that Daniels was one of the few in the administration working toward restraint, and that ultimately he had to take marching orders from the administration.[citation needed] Opponents argued that Daniels was yet another conservative bent on protecting corporate interests under the guise of "fiscal responsibility".[citation needed] Surplus means the quantity left over, after conducting an activity; the quantity which has not been used up, and can refer to: budget surplus, the opposite of a budget deficit economic surplus Surplus product or surplus value in Marxian economics physical surplus in the economic theory of Piero Sraffa Operating... A budget deficit occurs when an entity (often a government) spends more money than it takes in. ...


Daniels was mentioned as being involved in the insertion of the "Midnight Rider" of the Homeland Security Act which was signed into law on November 25, 2002.[citation needed] The bill contained a provision that was added at the last minute that would block lawsuits against Indiana-based Eli Lilly and Company over the use of thiomersal, a mercury-based vaccine preservative. Parents of autistic children claim this preservative has caused autism in thousands of children. Their claim is controversial, as much evidence suggests that about 90% of autism is explained by genetics.[1] The claim has not been confirmed by reliable studies.[2] The Homeland Security Act (HSA) of 2002, Pub. ... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is a global pharmaceutical company and one of the worlds largest corporations. ... Thiomersal (INN) (C9H9HgNaO2S), formerly and still commonly known in the United States as thimerosal, is an organomercury compound (approximately 49% mercury by weight) used as an antiseptic and antifungal agent. ... Autism is a brain development disorder characterized by impairments in social interaction and communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior, all exhibited before a child is three years old. ... Following US government action to evaluate levels of environmental toxins, including mercury, it has been claimed, particularly in the context of lawsuits, that thimerosal in childhood vaccines could contribute to, or cause, a range of neurodevelopmental disorders in children, most notably autism and related Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs), or other...


Governor

While campaigning for governor Daniels traveled the state in a white RV covered with signatures of supporters and his trademark "My Man Mitch" campaign slogan. "My Man Mitch" was a reference to a nickname the President Bush called him while he was OMB Director. He visited all 92 counties at least three times and had a fried pork tenderloin sandwich in each. On 2 November 2004, Daniels was elected Governor of Indiana garnering about 55% of the vote compared to 45% to Democratic incumbent Governor Joe Kernan, who had assumed power after Frank O'Bannon's death. In his first State of the State address on January 18, 2005, Daniels sought to improve the state's fiscal situation by calling for strict controls on all state spending increases and proposed a one year 1% tax increase on all individuals and entities earning over $100,000. The move was controversial for a conservative governor and the state legislature did not act on it. In 2007 Gov. Daniels proposed a cigarette tax raising Indiana's 55.5-cents-per-pack tax by at least 25 cents. The proposed increase failed to win approval in the Indiana House, after a bipartisian effort in the 100-member chamber voted against it.[2] is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... List of Indiana Governors Jonathan Jennings Dem. ... Joseph Eugene Kernan (born April 8, 1946), widely known as Joe Kernan, is an American politician who became the Governor of Indiana on September 13, 2003 upon the death of Frank OBannon. ... Frank Lewis OBannon (1930-2003) was an American politician who was Governor of Indiana from 1997 until his death, on September 13, 2003. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ths article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ...


Visit to South Korea

Daniels, as part of a 12-day trade mission in Asia, visited Indiana soldiers serving in the Korean Demilitarized Zone on the 56th anniversary of the start of the Korean War and laid a bouquet of white flowers at the base of a plaque listing 900 Hoosiers who died in the war. Daniels also stopped in Japan.[3] For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... For Panmunjom or Joint Security Area, see Joint Security Area. ... Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders...


Electoral History

Indiana Gubernatorial Election 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mitch Daniels 1,302,912 53.2
Democratic Joe Kernan (Incumbent) 1,113,900 45.5

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References

  1. ^ Freitag CM (2007). "The genetics of autistic disorders and its clinical relevance: a review of the literature". Mol Psychiatry 12 (1): 2–22. doi:10.1038/sj.mp.4001896. PMID 17033636. 
  2. ^ Rutter M (2005). "Incidence of autism spectrum disorders: changes over time and their meaning". Acta Paediatr 94 (1): 2–15. PMID 15858952. 
  3. ^ "Governor visits Indiana troops in South Korea", Indystar.com, 25 June 2006. 

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Mitch Daniels
Preceded by
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20012003
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Joseph Kernan
Governor of Indiana
2005 – present
Incumbent

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Mitch Daniels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1110 words)
Daniels, who is in hot water over his decisions to switch some counties to new time zones and to lease the Indiana Toll Road to a foreign consortium, has an approval rating of 39%, the 4th lowest in the country.
Daniels' close ties with Eli Lilly came under scrutiny during 2002, when a mysterious rider was slipped into the Homeland Security Act shielding the pharmaceutical giant from liability for vaccine injury claims that could eventually amount to billions of dollars.
Daniels, as part of a 12-day trade mission in Asia, visited Indiana soldiers serving in the Korean Demilitarized Zone on the 56th anniversary of the start of the Korean War and laid a bouquet of white flowers at the base of a plaque listing 900 Hoosiers who died in the war.
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