Mitt Romney was raised in Michigan where he attended public school until the 7th grade when he switched to a boy’s private preparatory school where, it has been noted, the majority of students came from wealthier families that did Romney. At the time, Romney was neither athletically talented nor academically proficient; however, he later graduated from Brigham Young, and earned both a JD (Juris Doctorate) and an MBA from Harvard.
He and his wife Ann married in 1969, and they five children together. As a staunch Mormon, Romney served as a missionary to France, and is actively involved in his church. Romney proved to be an exceptional businessman, and became wealthy through his career as a business consultant. He also was instrumental making the 2002 Winter Olympics a financial success as Head of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee.
In 2002, Romney was elected governor of Massachusetts and oversaw the turnaround of state’s deficit. Romney’s political views have shifted in recent years, but is closely aligned with conservative tenants.
Note: In gathering the following material, I attempted to use objective information based on voting record, quotes, and non-partisan sources. At the moment, I fall in the category of “undecided” with respect to both the candidates and the parties they represent. Therefore, the views expressed here are not necessarily my own. (see also posts for Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul)
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Ron Mattocks is a father of five (3 sons, 2 stepdaughters) and author of the book, Sugar Milk: What One Dad Drinks When He Can’t Afford Vodka. He blogs at Clark Kent’s Lunchbox, and lives in Houston with his wife, Ashley, who eternally mocks his fervor for Coldplay.
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