Chet Culver facts for kids
|41st Governor of Iowa|
January 12, 2007 – January 14, 2011
|Preceded by||Tom Vilsack|
|Succeeded by||Terry Branstad|
|29th Iowa Secretary of State|
1999 – 2007
|Preceded by||Paul Pate|
|Succeeded by||Michael A. Mauro|
|Born||January 25, 1966
|Residence||West Des Moines, Iowa|
|Alma mater||Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Drake University|
In 1998, Culver won election to be the Iowa Secretary of State. He was reelected in 2002. After Governor Tom Vilsack said he would not run for Governor in 2006, Culver became a Democratic candidate for Governor. In November of 2006, he defeated his Republican opponent, Jim Nussle, and in January he became Governor of Iowa.
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Culver speaks during the second day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.
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