Rick Snyder, former chief executive of Gateway Inc., is running for governor of Michigan against Virg Bernero, the Democratic nominee and two-term mayor of Lansing. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about his life.
Is Rick Snyder married?
Who is Rick Snyder's wife?
Snyder is married to Sue Kerr Snyder.
How long have Rick Snyder and his wife been married?
Snyder and his wife were married in May 1987.
How and when did Rick Snyder and his wife meet?
They met while Snyder was working as an accountant at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Detroit. Sue was working there as an executive assistant. When they began dating, she tried to get him to relax and have some fun by signing them up for couples golf, but Rick found golf "an inefficient allocation of resources
," preferring instead to find fun simply spending time with family.
Does Rick Snyder have children?
Snyder has three children. Jeff, 21, graduated from Albion College in the spring and works on his father's gubernatorial campaign. Melissa, 19, is a sophomore at the University of Michigan. Kelsey, 14, is in the ninth grade.
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