Bio highlights of Indiana governor candidates

Updated 10/17/2020 9:23 AM

INDIANAPOLIS -- A look at the candidates for Indiana governor in the Nov. 3 election:



Party: Republican

Age: 52

Residence: Indianapolis

Background: bachelor's degree from Hanover College; served six years in the Navy

Career: Various positions with Gov. Mitch Daniels, including deputy chief of staff and 2008 campaign manager, 2003-11; Indiana Republican Party chairman, 2011-13; State chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, 2013-15; appointed lieutenant governor in March 2016 by Gov. Mike Pence; became 2016 Republican nominee for governor after Pence picked as vice presidential candidate; Indiana governor 2017-present

Family: Wife, Janet; no children.


Party: Democratic

Age: 66

Residence: Indianapolis

Background: bachelor's and MBA degrees from Stanford University; medical degree from Harvard University

Career: physician; Indiana state health commissioner, 1985-1990; New York City health commissioner, 1990-91; several corporate executive positions, including at Indianapolis-based insurer Wellpoint Inc., Tennessee-based prison medical care provider Corizon Health and health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona; lost 2008 Democratic primary for Indianapolis congressional seat.

Family: wife Stacy; five children and two grandchildren.


Party: Libertarian

Age: 57

Residence: Westfield

Background: attended Bob Jones University; served eight years in the Navy

Career: software engineer and information technology manager; lost campaigns as Libertarian candidate for state Senate in 2016, state House in 2018 and Westfield mayor in 2019

Family: Wife, Leslie; blended family with six children and three grandchildren

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