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  Ventura, Jesse
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NameJesse Ventura
St. Paul, Minnesota , United States
Born July 15, 1951 (69 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedRBH
Oct 23, 2020 10:48pm
Tags Caucasian - German - Slovak - Married - Navy - Special Forces - Atheist - Straight -
InfoJames George Janos
Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura is Minnesota's 38th governor and formerly Mayor of Brooklyn Park. He was born July 15, 1951 in South Minneapolis, Minnesota to George and Bernice Janos. After high school graduation in 1969, Ventura joined the Navy and was trained as a SEAL. He served in the Navy for six years and served in Vietnam. After his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1973, Jesse attended North Hennepin Community College on the GI bill.

Ventura had successful career as a professional wrestler for eleven years. In 1984, he retired from wrestling and became an actor. Jesse starred in several films including Predator, with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Later he became a radio talk show host.

Jesse married his wife Terry in 1976. She operates a riding school at their Maple Grove horse farm. The Venturas have two children. Tyrel was born in 1979 and Jade was born in 1983.

In 1990, Ventura ran for Mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota's sixth largest city. He was very concerned about saving the area's wetlands and based his campaign on this issue. He served as Mayor until 1995, championing crime reduction.

Shocking the political establishment, Ventura defeated Attorney General Hubert H. Humphrey III and St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman in 1998, to claim his win as the only Reform Party candidate to ever win the office of Minnesota Governor. His running mate, Mae Schunk, a teacher of 36 years, helped him gain the support of thousands of new voters across the state. Ventura promised to keep new voters engaged in the political process by maintaining common sense policies that reduce reliance on government. Jesse is also a strong proponent of public education.


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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Aug 12, 2015 10:10pm Interview Jesse Ventura On The Possibility Of A Trump-Ventura Ticket  Article RP 
May 31, 2013 05:55pm News VENTURA DANGLES IDEA OF 2016 PRESIDENTIAL BID  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Nov 04, 2011 01:15pm General Jesse Ventura: 'I will never stand for the national anthem again.'  Article AJ 
Jul 23, 2011 07:00pm Statement Former Governor Jesse Ventura: ‘We’re a fascist nation now’  Article Craverguy 
Sep 24, 2004 12:00am Idiocy Former Minnesota governor says he won't vote in presidential election  Article Servo 
Mar 23, 2004 12:00am General `The Body' has eye on tackling White House in 2008  Article particleman 

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