Bio highlights of Indiana governor candidates
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A look at the candidates for Indiana governor in the Nov. 3 election:
Background: bachelor’s degree from Hanover College; served six years in the Navy
Career: Various positions with Gov. Mitch Daniels, including deputy chief of staff and 2008 campaign manager, 2003-11; Indiana Republican Party chairman, 2011-13; State chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, 2013-15; appointed lieutenant governor in March 2016 by Gov. Mike Pence; became 2016 Republican nominee for governor after Pence picked as vice presidential candidate; Indiana governor 2017-present
Family: Wife, Janet; no children.
Background: bachelor’s and MBA degrees from Stanford University; medical degree from Harvard University
Career: physician; Indiana state health commissioner, 1985-1990; New York City health commissioner, 1990-91; several corporate executive positions, including at Indianapolis-based insurer Wellpoint Inc., Tennessee-based prison medical care provider Corizon Health and health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona; lost 2008 Democratic primary for Indianapolis congressional seat.
Family: wife Stacy; five children and two grandchildren.
Background: attended Bob Jones University; served eight years in the Navy
Career: software engineer and information technology manager; lost campaigns as Libertarian candidate for state Senate in 2016, state House in 2018 and Westfield mayor in 2019
Family: Wife, Leslie; blended family with six children and three grandchildren