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  Culver, Chet
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<-  2007-01-01  
 
NameChet Culver
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West Des Moines, Iowa , United States
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Born January 25, 1966 (53 years)
ContributorCOSDem
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Sep 06, 2015 02:03am
Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti-Civil Unions - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Married - Presbyterian - Straight -
InfoGovernor Chet Culver began his career as an environmental and consumer advocate in the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. After receiving his Master of Arts in Teaching at Drake University in 1994, he taught government and history at Roosevelt High School and Hoover High School in Des Moines, where he also coached both football and basketball.

As a teacher and a coach, Governor Culver drew on his experiences playing both sports in high school and playing football on scholarship at Virginia Tech.

In 1998, Governor Culver was elected as Iowa’s 29th Secretary of State and the youngest Secretary of State in the nation and was re-elected to the position in 2002. As Secretary of State, he created the Iowa Student Political Awareness Club (ISPAC), a nonpartisan statewide student organization dedicated to increasing civic and community participation among Iowa’s young people.

Governor Culver and his wife, Mari have two young children, Clare Honour and John William. Prior to moving to Terrace Hill, the family resided in West Des Moines. Governor Culver is a member of the Central Presbyterian Church.

Governor Culver is the youngest of four children of former Iowa Senator John Culver and Ann Cooper Culver. Senator Culver served Iowa in the United States House of Representatives from 1965 to 1974 and in the United States Senate from 1974 to 1980.


On November 7th, 2006, Chet Culver was elected Iowa's 40th Governor. He defeated Republican Congressman James Nussle in that election.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
02/13/2011-02/16/2011 Selzer & Co. 46.00% ( 10.0) 41.00% ( 12.0) 13.00% ( 2.0)
01/07/2011-01/09/2011 Public Policy Polling 41.00% ( 13.0) 46.00% ( 10.0) 13.00% ( 3.0)
09/23/2010-09/23/2010 Rasmussen Reports 41.00% ( 4.0) 58.00% ( 3.0) 1.00% ( 1.0)
08/05/2010-08/05/2010 Rasmussen Reports 37.00% ( 4.0) 61.00% ( 3.0) 2.00% ( 1.0)
06/14/2010-06/14/2010 Rasmussen Reports 41.00% ( 2.0) 58.00% ( 2.0) 1.00% ( 0.0)
05/25/2010-05/27/2010 Public Policy Polling 28.00% ( 0.0) 56.00% ( 0.0) 16.00% ( 0.0)
04/29/2010-04/29/2010 Rasmussen Reports 43.00% ( 2.0) 56.00% ( 1.0) 1.00% ( 1.0)
03/17/2010-03/17/2010 Rasmussen Reports 41.00% ( 0.0) 57.00% ( 0.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)
02/18/2010-02/18/2010 Rasmussen Reports 41.00% ( 0.0) 57.00% ( 0.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)
02/15/2010-02/17/2010 Research 2000 42.00% ( 0.0) 51.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
02/01/2013-02/03/2013 Public Policy Polling 34.00% ( 0.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 20.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 25, 2011 07:00pm General Former Iowa Gov. Culver says return to politics possible   Article COSDem 
Aug 20, 2010 09:00pm General Iowa weathers recession, but its first-term governor, Chet Culver, may not  Article COSDem 
Oct 20, 2009 01:00pm Blog Entry Is the Big Lug too big to win? What Gov. Culver can learn from Chris Chrstie.  Article COSDem 
Sep 27, 2009 02:00pm Profile The trials and triumphs of Gov. Culver  Article COSDem 
Apr 07, 2009 06:00pm News Culver ‘reluctant’ to amend constitution  Article COSDem 
Apr 13, 2008 11:00am News Iowa Governor Culver in Kosovo  Article ev 

TWITTER
 
DISCUSSION
Importance? 7.66670 Average

FAMILY
Wife Mari Thinnes Culver 00, 0000-
Father John C. Culver 1932-2018

INFORMATION LINKS
Chet Culver for Governor  Discuss
Culver - Judge Inauguration  Discuss
Governor-Elect Chet Culver Transistion Website  Discuss
RACES
  11/02/2010 IA Governor Lost 43.21% (-9.60%)
  06/08/2010 IA Governor - D Primary Won 95.69% (+91.38%)
  11/07/2006 IA Governor Won 54.02% (+9.65%)
  06/06/2006 IA Governor - D Primary Won 39.08% (+4.98%)
  11/05/2002 IA Secretary of State Won 53.46% (+10.79%)
  11/03/1998 IA Secretary of State Won 49.91% (+2.98%)
  06/02/1998 IA Secretary of State - D Primary Won 63.21% (+26.59%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  06/07/2016 IA - District 01 - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-67.50%)
  06/07/2016 IA District 03 - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-49.55%)
  06/03/2014 IA US Senate - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-99.14%)
  06/03/2014 IA Governor - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-99.23%)
ENDORSEMENTS
IA District 03 - D Primary - Jun 03, 2008 D Leonard L. Boswell
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
IA Lt. Governor- D Running Mate - Jun 06, 2006 D Patty Judge