Willard Mitt RomneyAge:
64 years oldBirthplace:
Republican Previous Political Experience:
Governor of MassachusettsCurrent Job:
Candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination Major Platforms:
Shrinking the federal government, Lowering taxes, Creating jobs by promoting trade and free enterprise, Repealing Obamacare, Reforming healthcare through the private sector, Strengthening the military
Willard Mitt Romney was born on March 12, 1947, in Detroit, Michigan, and is 64 years old. Mitt Romney is a member of the Republican Party and was the Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 through 2007. Romney had the distinction of being the valedictorian for his class at Brigham Young University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English. Although he then attended Stanford University for two semesters, he left to be a Mormon missionary in France for over two years. Romney then attended both Harvard Law and Business Schools to graduate cum laude from law school and as a Baker Scholar in business with a joint J.D. and M.B.A.
Romney built his career as a businessman in the private sector, founding Bain & Company, a consultant group, which helped prominent companies like Domino's Pizza rebuild their businesses. He was appointed the President of the Salt Lake City Olympic Games Organizing Committee, which was in danger of collapsing from scandals like bid rigging, to reorganize and ensure that the 2002 winter games took place successfully. This feat led him to becoming Governor of Massachusetts, which was in economic turmoil. Romney eradicated a $3 billion state deficit without raising taxes or borrowing funds. Romney's presidential campaign centers around shrinking the federal government and cutting spending, lowering taxes, creating jobs by promoting trade and free enterprise, repealing Obamacare and reforming healthcare through the private sector, and strengthening the military.