A look at Missouri's gubernatorial candidates

Monday, October 22, 2012

Jay Nixon

AGE: 56. Born Feb. 13, 1956, in De Soto.

HOME: Jefferson City.

POLITICAL PARTY: Democrat.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in political science and law degree, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

EXPERIENCE: Missouri governor, 2009-present; attorney general, 1993-2009; Missouri Senate, 1987-1993; worked as attorney in private practice after law school.

FAMILY: Wife, Georganne. Two sons.

WEBSITE: http://jaynixon.com

Dave Spence

AGE: 54. Born Feb. 28, 1958, in St. Louis.

HOME: Ladue

Dave Spence, Republican candidate for Missouri governor

POLITICAL PARTY: Republican.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in home economics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

EXPERIENCE: Stepped down last year as president and CEO of Alpha Packaging, which he bought in 1985; chairman of Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging; former board member of Reliance Bancshares.

Gov. Jay Nixon

FAMILY: Wife, Suzie. Four children.

WEBSITE: http://www.spenceforgovernor.com

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