Gov. Tommy Thompson
1999 Thompson endorsed Gov. Bush and opened Bush's Iowa campaign
of Wisconsin (first elected in November 1986; re-elected to a fourth
term in 1998).
almost 68 percent of the vote.
Re-elected in 1990 with 58 percent of the vote.
Elected Governor in 1986, defeating incumbent Democrat with 53 percent of the vote.
Elected to the state Assembly in 1966, defeating a long-term incumbent. Elected assistant minority leader in 1973 and minority leader in 1981. Practiced law while serving in the Assembly.
to the People: An American State at Work.
former member of the U.S. Army Reserve.
of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S. in Political Science, 1963; J.D., 1966.
Three children, Tommi, Kelli and Jason.
Patrick's Catholic Church in Elroy.
years old. Born November 19, 1941 in Elroy, Wisconsin.
ran a gas station and general store; mother was a school teacher.
|Recreational||Hunting and fishing, downhill and water skiing, jogging.|