Mitt Romney is the former Governor of Massachusetts. Romney ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination in the 2008 United States presidential election. He is a member of the Mormon Church, a fact that played a significant role in his campaign. Before becoming Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, Romney was the CEO of Bain & Company, and co-founder of Bain Capital. Romney graduated from Brigham Young University and from a joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration program coordinated between Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. He is married to Ann Romney. They have five children, and eleven grandchildren.