Gov. Tommy Thompson

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On June 4, 1999 Thompson endorsed Gov. Bush and opened Bush's Iowa campaign headquarters. 


Tommy Thompson, Republican, of Elroy, Wisconsin.
Current Governor of Wisconsin (first elected in November 1986; re-elected to a fourth term in 1998).  
Career Re-elected in 1994 with 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. 
Activities Author of Power to the People: An American State at Work.
Military Former Army captain and former member of the U.S. Army Reserve. 
Education University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S. in Political Science, 1963; J.D., 1966.  
Family Wife Sue Ann.  Three children, Tommi, Kelli and Jason. 
Religion Catholic; member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Elroy. 
Age 56 years old.  Born November 19, 1941 in Elroy, Wisconsin.  Father ran a gas station and general store; mother was a school teacher.  
Recreational Hunting and fishing, downhill and water skiing, jogging.
Copyright 1998, 1999 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action