John Kitzhaber is a former state representative, three-term state senator and two-term governor. Kitzhaber, a Democrat, is running for Oregon governor again this year in a hotly contested race against Republican Chris Dudley, a retired NBA player. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in the 2010 elections, here are answers to some questions about Kitzhaber's prepolitical life.
Is John Kitzhaber married?
No. Kitzhaber is divorced.
Who is John Kitzhaber's ex-wife?
Kitzhaber married Sharon LaCroix, of Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1995.
How old is Sharon Kitzhaber?
Kitzhaber's former wife is 54.
What does Sharon Kitzhaber do for a living?
Kitzhaber's former wife is the president of Kitzhaber Collaborations LLC
, a public-relations, strategy, communications and marketing-consulting firm.
When did John Kitzhaber get divorced?
Kitzhaber and his wife were divorced in early 2003, shortly after Kitzhaber left the governor's office.
Is Sharon Kitzhaber supporting John Kitzhaber for governor?
Kitzhaber's former wife has not officially come out in support of her ex-husband's 2010 bid.
Does John Kitzhaber have children?
Kitzhaber has one son, Logan, who was born in 1997.
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