Hometown: North Little Rock, Ark.
Born: Hope, Ark., Aug. 24, 1955
Family: Wife, Janet; three children
Religion: Southern Baptist
Education: Ouachita Baptist University, B.A., 1976; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976-77
Experience: Elected governor of Arkansas 1996, served until January 2007; lieutenant governor 1993-96; president of Cambridge Communications, 1992-1996; president of KBSC-TV, 1987-1992; president of ACTS-TV, 1983-1986; Baptist minister, 1980-1992
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