Lt. Gov bios

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Bekki Cook

* Party: Democrat

Age: 54

Home: Cape Girardeau

Family: Husband John and two children

Occupation: Lawyer

Education: Bachelor's degree in political science and law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia

Public offices: Member of the Missouri State Board of Education, 1990 to 1994; secretary of state, 1994 to 2001


* Party: Republican

Age: 50

Home: Cape Girardeau

Family: Single

Occupation: Newspaper executive

Education: Bachelor's degree in political science from Southeast Missouri State University and law degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas

Public offices: State senator, 1993 to present

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