John Wright Hickenlooper, the second-term Democratic mayor of Denver, is running for governor of Colorado against tea party-courting Republican businessman Dan Maes and former Republican but current American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo, the former U.S. representative from Colorado. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates of 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Hickenlooper's life.
How old is John Hickenlooper?
Hickenlooper is 58 years old.
When was John Hickenlooper born?
Hickenlooper was born on Feb. 2, 1952.
Where was John Hickenlooper born?
Hickenlooper was born in Narberth, Pa.
Who are John Hickenlooper's parents and what to they do?
Hickenlooper lost his father at an early age and was raised by his frugal mother, who "never wore a dress she didn't sew herself."
Does John Hickenlooper have any siblings?
He has a brother residing in Northern California. His cousin is filmmaker George Hickenlooper, who directed "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
" (1991), the well-reviewed documentary about the making of Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now
When did John Hickenlooper move to Colorado from Pennsylvania?
Hickenlooper moved to Colorado as a geologist in the early 1980s.
What did John Hickenlooper do before deciding to run for governor?
Hickenlooper is a second-term mayor of Denver. Before entering politics, he was a geologist and entrepreneur. When the oil industry slumped in the 1980s, Hickenlooper started a microbrewery in Denver and is president of Wynkoop Brewing Co.
He is considered a key figure in the revival
of Denver's hip LoDo neighborhood.
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