Last updated on: 3/21/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Mitt Romney, JD, MBA 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

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
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:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?