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Mitt Romney, MBA, JD Biography

Title:
Former Governor of Massachusetts and 2012 presidential candidate
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?"
Reasoning:

“I, for instance, as you know, part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of the minimum wage. I think we ought to raise it… Because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay.”

Steve Benen, “Romney, Santorum Back Minimum-Wage Hike,” msnbc.com, May 9, 2014

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the minimum wage. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the minimum wage.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Executive Partner and Group Chairman, Solamere Capital LLC, Mar. 2013-present
  • Republican Presidential Nominee, 2012
  • Founder and Honorary Chairman, Free and Strong America PAC (Political Action Committee), Apr. 2008-2012
  • Republican Presidential Candidate, 2008
  • Governor, State of Massachusetts, Jan. 2, 2003-Jan. 4, 2007
  • Chairman, Republican Governors Association, 2006
  • President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics, 1999-2002
  • CEO and Managing Partner, Bain Capital, Inc., 1984-Feb. 1999
  • Candidate, United States Senate, 1994
  • Chairman and CEO, Bain & Company, Jan. 1991-1992
  • Vice President, Bain & Company, 1977-1984
  • Management Consultant, Boston Consulting Group, 1975-1977
  • Education:
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1975
  • MBA, Harvard Business School, 1975
  • BA, English, Brigham Young University, 1971
  • Attended Stanford University, 1965-1966
  • Contact Info:
    Phone
    857-362-9205, Solamere Capital LLC
    Email
    [email protected]
    Website
    www.romneyforutah.com
    Other:
  • Twitter handle: @MittRomney
  • Born on Mar. 12, 1947 in Detroit, MI
  • Member, Board of Directors, Marriott International, Inc., 1993-2002, Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011, Dec. 2012-present
  • Member, National Rifle Association, 2006-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Points of Light Foundation, 1995-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Staples Inc., 1986-2001
  • Member, Board of Directors, Sports Authority, 1995-1999
  • President, Boston Stake Latter Day Saints Church, 1986-1994
  • Named one of 50 Most Beautiful People by People magazine, 2002
  • Recipient, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, 2008
  • Recipient, Honorary Doctor of Public Service, Hillsdale College, 2007
  • Recipient, Honorary Doctor of Public Administration, Suffolk University Law School, 2004
  • Recipient, inaugural Truce Ideal Award, 2004
  • Recipient, Honorary Doctor of Law, Bentley College, 2002
  • Recipient, Honorary Doctor of Business, University of Utah, 1999
  • Quoted in:
    Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased? – Pro & Con Quotes