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Jack Markell

Jack Markell
Personal data
Date of birthNovember 26, 1960(age 55)
Place of birthNewark, Delaware
Political partyDemocratic Party
SpouseCarla Markell
Alma materBrown University
University of Chicago
ProfessionCorporate executive
73rd Governor of Delaware
Assumed officeJanuary 20, 2009
LieutenantMatthew Denn
Preceded byRuth Ann Minner
Treasurer of Delaware
In officeJanuary 16, 1999 - January 20, 2009
GovernorTom Carper
Ruth Ann Minner
Succeeded byVelda Jones-Potter
Preceded byJanet Rzewnicki

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Jack A. Markell (born November 26, 1960) is an American businessman and politician who has been Governor of Delaware since 2009. Markell, a member of the Democratic Party from Centreville, in New Castle County, Delaware, served as State Treasurer of Delaware from 1999 to 2009 and was elected as the 73rd Governor of Delaware in November 2008. Now in his first term, he is the state's first Jewish governor. On December 2, 2009, it was announced that Markell would follow Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer as Chair of the Democratic Governors Association for the 2009-2010 term.

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