John Hoeven, the three-term Republican governor from North Dakota, is running for U.S. senator from North Dakota against Democrat Tracy Potter, a state senator representing North Dakota's 35th District. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Hoeven's life.
How old is John Hoeven?
Hoeven is 53 years old.
When was John Hoeven born?
Hoeven was born March 13, 1957.
Where was John Hoeven born?
Hoeven was born in Bismarck, N.D.
Who are John Hoeven's parents, and what do they do?
Hoeven's father, Jack, continues to serve as the CEO and chairman of the board of directors of First Western Bank & Trust. His mother, Patricia Chapman Hoeven, died in 1979.
Does John Hoeven have any siblings?
Hoeven's older sister, Becky Elder, works at the family bank, First Western. He also has a younger sister named Marjorie.
What did John Hoeven do before deciding to run for the Senate?
Hoeven has served as governor of North Dakota since 2000. As a teenager, he worked at his father's bank, First Western Bank & Trust. He attended Dartmouth College in 1979 and received a master's degree in business administration from Northwestern University in 1981. He then returned to First Western Bank and was its executive vice president from 1986 to 1993. From 1993 to 2000, he served as president and CEO of Bank of North Dakota.
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