2020 Race to the White House
Top row (L to R)
Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (46), born in El Paso, Texas, businessman, musician. Graduated high school, Woodberry Forest, VA; BA in English Literature, Columbia University, fluent in Spanish. Democrat House of Representatives, 2002-2018, Texas District 16. Married to Amy Hoover Sanders, three children-Molly, Henry, Ulysses.
Cory Booker (49), born in Washington DC, attorney, politician. BA, Stanford U.; Rhodes Scholar Oxford College; Juris Doctor, Yale University. Former mayor of Newark, NJ. Senator, New Jersey, since 2013. Single.
Kamala Harris (54), born in Oakland, CA, attorney, politician. Westmont HS, Westmont Quebec; BA, Howard U.; Juris Doctor, University of California, Hastings School of law. Since 2017, U.S. Senator California; former District Attorney and Mayor of San Francisco. California Attorney General, 2011-2017
Julian Castro (44), born in San Antonio, TX, attorney, politician. Thomas Jefferson HS, San Antonio; BA Stanford University; Juris Doctor, Harvard. Mayor of San Antonio, 2009-2014. U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 2014-2017. Married to Erica Lira, one daughter, one son.
Marianne Williamson (66), born in Houston, TX, author, lecturer, activist, spiritual visionary. Has authored 13 books, founder of Project Angel Food, a voluntary food delivery program for persons with Aides, etc. Bellaire High School (Houston); Pomona College. Divorced, daughter, India Emmaline.
John Hickenlooper (67), born in Nazareth, PA, geologist, businessman, politician. The Haverford School, BA, Wesleyan U.; MS in geology, Wesleyan U. Co-founded Wynkoop Brewing Co. Mayor of Denver Co, 2003-2011. Governor of Colorado, 2012-2019. Married to Robin Pringle. Was married to writer Helen Tharpe. A son, Teddy.
Middle Row (L to R)
Amy Klobuchar (58), born in Plymouth, MN, attorney, politician. Wayzata HS (valedictorian)’ BA, Yale U.; Juris Doctor, U. of Chicago School of Law. Hemepin County Attorney (1998-2006). U. S. Senator from Minnesota, since 2006. Married to John Bessler. A daughter, Abigail Klobuchar Bessler.
Andrew Yang (44), born in Schenectady, NY, attorney, entrepreneur, author. Phillips Exeter Academy; BA, Brown University (economics); Juris Doctor, Columbia University. Founded (2011) Venture for America, “to create economic opportunities in U.S. cities.” Has proposed Universal Basic Income of $1,000 per month, for every adult. Married to Evelyn, two sons.
Bernie Sanders (77), born in Brooklyn, NY, politician, longest serving Independent in U.S. Congress, caucuses with the Democrats. U.S. Representative, Vermont, 1991-2007. U.S. Senator, Vermont, since 2007. Mayor of Burlington, VT, 1981-1989. Attended Brooklyn college and the University of Chicago. Married to Janet O’Meara, 1988, first marriage to Deborah Shilling, 1964, ended in divorce, 1966. Three step-children. A son Levi with Susan Campbell Mott out of wedlock.
Tulsi Gabbard (38), born in Leloalo, American Samoa, but moved to Hawaii at age two. Attended Hawaii Pacific University. Elected to state legislature at age 21. Member of Honolulu City Council, 2007-2009. U.S. Representative since 2006. Major in the Hawaii Army National Guard. If nominated, would be the first Hindu nominated by a major political party in the U.S. Married to Abraham Williams (2nd marriage). No children.
Pete Buttigieg (37), born in South Bend, IN, politician, former Naval intelligence officer. St. Joseph High School (valedictorian); Harvard College; Rhodes scholar to Pembroke college of Oxford. In 2009, commissioned as a U.S. Naval Intelligence Officer, deployed for seven months to Afghanistan in 2014. Conversant in eight languages. Mayer of South Bend since 2012. Lost campaign for (2010) Indiana State Treasurer. Openly gay. Married Chasten Gleezeman in 2018.
Tim Ryan (45), born in Niles, Ohio, attorney, politician. John F Kennedy HS in Warren (QB on football team); Youngstown State University; BA, Bowling Green State U.; Juris Doctor, Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH. Member of Ohio Senate, 2001-2002; U.S. Representative from Ohio’s 13th Congressional District (first elected in 2003). Married to Andrea Zetts, son Brady
Bottom row (L to R)
John Delaney (56), born in Wood-Ridge, NJ, politician, entrepreneur, businessman. U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, 2013-2019 (did not run for reelection). B.S. Columbia U.; Juris Doctor, Georgetown U. Law Center. Net worth is in the neighborhood of $180 million. Married to April McClain Delaney, four daughters.
Eric Swalwell (32), born in Sac City, Iowa; raised in Sac City and Dublin CA, where he completed high school. Enrolled in U. of North Carolina on a soccer scholarship; earned BA from U of Maryland, College Park; Juris Doctor, U. of Maryland School of Law. U.S. Rep. for California’s 15th Congressional District, since 2006 (elected to four terms). Married to Brittany Ann; young son, Eric, and younger daughter, Kathryn “Crickett.”
Elizabeth Warren (70), born in Oklahoma City, attorney, professor, politician. Northwest Classen HS; two years in George Washington U.; BS, U. of Houston; Juris Doctor, Rutgers School of Law. Professor, U. of Texas School of Law, 1981-1987; professor U. of Pennsylvania School of Law, 1987-1995; Leo Gottlieb professor of Law, Harvard Law School, 1995--. Senior Senator from Massachusetts since 2013. Married Jim Warren, 1968-1978, two children, Amelia and Alexander. In 1980, married Bruce Mann.
Jay Inslee (68), born in Seattle, WA, attorney, politician. Ingraham High School; Stanford; BA U of Washington; Juris Doctor, Willamette U. School of Law. U.S. Representative for Washington’s 1st Congressional District, 1993-1995, 1999-2012. Washington Governor since 2013. Married to Trudi, 1972; three children, three grandchildren.
Kirstin Gillibrand (52), born in Albany, NY, attorney, politician. Emma Willard School; Dartmouth College; Juris Doctor, UCLA School of Law. Elected U.S. Representative for NY’s 20th Congressional District, 2006 and 2008. U.S. Senator since 2009. Married to Jonathan Gillibrand since 2001; two sons, Theodore and Henry.
Joe Biden (76), born in Scranton, PA, attorney, politician. Archmere Academy (private); BA, U. of Delaware; Juris Doctor, Syracuse U. College of Law. New Castle County Council member, 1976-1977; U.S. Senator for Delaware, 1978-2009. 47th Vice President of the United States, 2009-2017 Married Neilia Hunter; three children – Joseph R “Beau”, Robert Hunter, Naomi. Neilia and Hunter killed in automobile accident, 1978. Beau died in 2015, after two-year battle with cancer. In 1977, married Jill Tracy Jacobs; daughter, Ashley Blazer.