• Awards:

    Anti-Defamation League's Distinguished Public Service Award

    Governing Magazine's Public Official of the Year Award

    Horatio Alger Award

  • Current Car:

    Harley Motorcycle

  • Date of Wedding Anniversary:

    1968

  • Father's Name:

    Allen

  • Father's Occupation:

    Gas station/country grocery store owner

  • Favorite Athlete:

    Brett Favre.

  • Favorite Sport:

    Football

  • First Job:

    [scraping] chicken droppings off the eggs farmers traded for food [at age 4].

  • Mother's Name:

    Julia

  • Mother's Occupation:

    Schoolteacher

  • Number of Grandchildren:

    5

 

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