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An Honorable Governorship

There are many important people that make a difference in the world everyday. Each state has their own share of government officials that perform many different essential job duties. Although I live in Illinois, I thought that it would be interesting to research an individual from another state. Chester “Chet” Culver is the current Governor of Iowa, and has captivated the attention of many citizens of whom he serves. Governor Culver is part of the Democratic party. He is also the first Democrat to be elected governor since 1937. Chet Culver has been Governor in since 2006. With his political experience, besides being Governor of Iowa, he also was elected Secretary of State and was in office from 1998-2006. “Governor Culver began his career as an environmental and consumer advocate in the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. After receiving his Master of Arts in Teaching at Drake University in 1994, he taught government and history at Roosevelt High School and Hoover High School in Des Moines, where he also coached both football and basketball.”
( http://www.governor.iowa.gov/index.php/governor/.) Chet Culver has done many good things for many people he serves dealing with different issues. He was a former teacher that used his teaching knowledge to give strength to Iowa’s educational system. One way he did this was by raising the teachers national pay average. Another thing Chet did was give millions to furnish school improvements. He also made preschool available to thousands of children; which had been unavailable to many of them before. Another issue Governor Culver dealt with was stem cell research. He was to sign a legislation to ease limits on such research taking place in Iowa. Although there are limitations, to establish the research center at the University of Iowa it would propose a cost of $12.5 million;…...

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