One of the closest races in the country is the four-way contest for governor of Massachusetts. Charles D. Baker
, the Republican nominee, faces off against the incumbent Democrat, Deval L. Patrick; State Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill (running as an independent); and Jill Stein, who is running on the Green-Rainbow ticket. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Baker's pre-political life.
Is Charlie Baker married?
Who is Charlie Baker's wife?
Baker is married to Lauren Schadt Baker.
How old is Charlie Baker's wife?
Lauren Schadt Baker is 49.
What does Charlie Baker's wife do for a living?
After obtaining her M.B.A. at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1986, Lauren Baker worked in advertising for 13 years in account management at Dancer, Fitzgerald, Sample in New York, and Hill Holliday in Boston. For the past eight years, she has been a homemaker and a volunteer for the Red Cross, the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health and other organizations.
How long have Charlie Baker and his wife been married?
They have been married for 23 years.
How and when did Charlie Baker and his wife meet?
Baker met his future wife while both were attending the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in the 1980s. "I think I dated him a lot longer than he dated me," she told a Boston Herald reporter. "He was a typical guy; I was totally sold on him before he was sold on me. He was goofy. We had every class together, same study groups. I made sure I was always around."
Were either Charlie Baker or his wife married before?
No, this is the first marriage for both.
Does Charlie Baker have children?
Baker and his wife have three children: Charlie, 18, AJ, 16, and Caroline, 13.
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