58. Born May 12, 1954, in Cape Girardeau.
POLITICAL PARTY: Republican.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in political science, Southeast Missouri State University; law degree, St. Mary's University in San Antonio.
EXPERIENCE: Staff member for U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson, 1981-1983; attorney and real estate representative for Drury Industries; associate publisher of the Southeast Missourian newspaper; Missouri Senate, 1993-2005; Lieutenant Governor, 2005-present.
53. Born July 6, 1959, in St. Joseph.
EXPERIENCE: Attorney and accountant; St. Joseph City Council 1998-2002; Buchanan County auditor 2000-2006; state auditor 2007-2011.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in accounting, Drury University; law degree, University of Missouri-Kansas City.
FAMILY: Single; three children, Amanda, Andrew and Austin.