Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, is running for re-election against Bill Brady, a Republican serving in the Illinois Senate. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in the 2010 midterm elections, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Quinn's prepolitical life.
Is Pat Quinn married?
No, Quinn is divorced.
Who is Quinn's ex-wife?
Quinn was married to the former Julie Hancock.
How and when did Quinn and his ex-wife meet?
The two met during a party held by a mutual acquaintance in 1981. Julie, then a 20-year-old interior-design student, told the Chicago Tribune years later: "He was like a little boy blushing the first time he met a girl. He just turned bright red. You could tell he was real nervous. I thought he was weird -- but also cute."
Were either Quinn or his wife married before?
Does Quinn have children?
Quinn fathered two sons, Patrick IV, born April 12, 1983, and David, born Dec. 16, 1984.
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Read Pat Quinn's full bio on his official website.
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